Honor Thy Children

Author: Molly Fumia
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609257378
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The inspirational account of a Japanese-American family's triumph in the face of the death of their three children, two from AIDS and a third the victim of a tragic drive-by shooting, Honor Thy Children chronicles the creation, devastation, and remarkable resurrection of the Nakatanis - who journey from unimaginable grief to healing.

Culturally Diverse Parent Child And Family Relationships

Author: Nancy Boyd Webb
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231506601
Size: 23.82 MB
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In an increasingly diverse social environment, misunderstandings often arise between practitioners in the helping professions and clients from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. This book investigates the culturally specific beliefs and child-rearing practices of five major racial/ethnic groups: African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans. Analyses of case vignettes illustrate the book's dual focus on the practitioners' own views in addition to those of their culturally diverse clients. Guidelines offer suggestions for effective engagement and work with culturally diverse families.

Lesbian And Gay Voices

Author: Frances Ann Day
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311628
Size: 66.83 MB
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Organizes a list of books by and about gays and lesbians into such categories as picture books, fiction, short stories, nonfiction, biography, and books useful for librarians, educators, and parents.

Star Child

Author: Jennifer Martin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532039832
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At age four, author Jennifer Martins son, Kelly, was diagnosed with a rare inherited metabolic disorder, mucopolysaccharidosis, or MPS, which caused multiple complications throughout his life. He lived until the age of twenty-three, when he died of a sudden heart attack. In Star Child, Martin offers a poignant look at her bittersweet healing journey following her sons death. Martins heartfelt expressions in Star Child celebrate Kellys brief life and give grieving parents solace and support, allowing healing to begin. Star Child includes stories and poems that complement my writing. Each story and each poem were specifically chosen to be included because of their beauty, eloquence, grace, and power. The authors and poets featured here offer a sacred communion with their words, hearts, and the deep understanding of loss, pain, and love. Their words and sentiments echo a familiar song to my broken heart. Different stories, different wordsdifferent but, in the end, the same. In the words of Queen Elizabeth II, Grief is the price we pay for love. Jennifer Martin Praise for Star Child Star Child: A Mothers Journey through Grief, by Jennifer Martin, is a beautifully crafted tribute to a young sons life and death, which lands in the heart gently, like a feather from an angels wing. Maria Housden, author, Hannahs Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived Star Child is a beautifully told story. Jennifer Martin has managed to speak of her deep loss without sentimentality. Instead, she creates space for the universal elements of loss and grief to find expression. Through her words, the tearing apart of one mothers heart moves toward a fierce resolve to find the deeper meanings in love and life. In grief, she writes, Something expands and contracts inside of you. It is a wise image. Then she submits her own pain to the expansion. Paula DArcy, founder, Red Bird Foundation; author, Song for Sarah: A Mothers Journey through Grief and Beyond and When Darkness Unfolds as Light

Reconstructing Illness

Author: Anne Hunsaker Hawkins
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557531261
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Serious illness and mortality, those most universal, unavoidable, and frightening of human experiences, are the focus of this pioneering study, which has been hailed as a telling and provocative commentary on our times. As modern medicine has become more scientific and dispassionate, a new literary genre as emerged: pathography, the personal narrative concerning illness, treatment and sometimes death. Hawkins's sensitive reading of numerous pathographies highlights the assumptions, attitudes, and myths that people bring to the medical encounter. One factor emerges again and again in these "case studies": the tendency in contemporary medical practice to focus primarily not on the needs of the individual who is sick but on the condition that we call disease. Recommended for medical practitioners, the clergy, caregivers, students of popular culture, and the general reader, Reconstructing Illness demonstrates that "only when we hear both the doctor's and the patient's voice will we have a medicine that is truly human."

Building The Christian Family You Never Had

Author: Mary E. DeMuth
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307551016
Size: 48.63 MB
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You’re willing to do whatever it takes to ground your children in a faith your parents never embraced. Or maybe you grew up in an outwardly religious home that lacked a foundation of Christian grace and moral values. If you’re the first generation in your family to embrace a relationship with Christ but aren’t sure how to give your children a foundation of faith, find guidance in Building the Christian Family You Never Had. Author Mary E. DeMuth understands firsthand the fears, frustrations, and anxieties of those who lack role models of faith-based parenting. In Building the Christian Family You Never Had she provides needed encouragement, practical tools, and crucial strategies. You’ll learn how you can… ·shield your children from the negative influence of family members who undermine your values ·cope with criticism and objections to your faith-based parenting decisions ·honor (and forgive) your parents without endorsing their behavior ·find positive parenting mentors This inspiring, down-to-earth guide will enable you to provide a spiritual legacy of security and strength for your children as you lead the way through Building the Christian Family You Never Had. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Piece Of My Heart

Author: Molly Fumia
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781573245104
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A woman chronicles the death of her infant son and her subsequent painful struggle to overcome the tragedy, which led to reconciliation and healing. By the author of Safe Passage. Original.

Discover Your Woman Within

Author: Charlene Bell Tosi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985949907
Size: 26.87 MB
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By taking a sacred journey into the woman within you, you may discover hidden and unknown parts of yourself. To know the fullness of your potential as a woman is a gift to yourself. By stepping into your sacred place within, you can discover your potential, your strengths, and learn how to work with your limitations. In this book you have the opportunity to expand this knowledge of yourself and get unstuck from old patterns that may be blocking you from moving forward.

A Single Perspective

Author: Angela Valentine
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539044840
Size: 45.56 MB
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This is a refreshing and candid book on singleness written from a single and a married woman's perspective and rooted in the Word of God. Let this book spark conversations among all women. As we share our experiences with each other, may every woman find her path to healing and wholeness.

The Alchemy Of Grief

Author: Nancy Loeffler
Publisher: Brand & Book
ISBN: 9780997833003
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When a catastrophic event happens, your life changes in an instant. It may take some time for you to arrive in your new reality. Your life can take on a surreal quality. You may be in shock; you may feel like you are living in a haze, everything around you seems distorted. You may be unable to concentrate on anything; everything may be hyper clear, or moving in slow motion. Your thoughts can explode in a millions directions. There is a fracture in your life. You don't know how you are going to fix the fracture. You want to fix it, and you remember yet again that nothing will ever be the same again. It is the space between the way things were yesterday and the land you are forced to move to without wanting to move there. The suddenness of this fracture may mean that it will take some time for you to catch up with all the changes, both energetically and physically.