The Blessing by John Trent
Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance

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Explains how the biblical gift of "the blessing" is the key to one's self-worth and emotional well-being.

Every human needs the gift of "the blessing"—the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with one's parents. In this update to the best-selling classic The Blessing, coauthors John Trent and Gary Smalley offer a fresh perspective on this life-changing gift with solid, practical advice on how to be a blessing as well as how to insure that your parents, spouse, and children all feel the security of family approval.

The Blessing powerfully communicates biblical truths on how to instill self-worth and emotional well-being into others based on these five essential elements:

Meaningful touchA spoken messageAttaching high valuePicturing a special futureAn active commitment

No matter the age, the approval of our parents affects how we view ourselves and how we relate to others. So what if we've missed it? The final chapters explain what happens to children who do and how they can learn to live apart from the blessing.


About John Trent

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Dr. John Trent is president of and founder of The Institute for the Blessing at Barclay College. John is a sought-after speaker and an award-winning author of more than twenty books, including six books for children. He has been a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs and leads The Blessing Challenge, a joint partnership with Focus on the Family and John and his wife, Cindy, have two grown daughters, Kari and Laura.
Published July 14, 2004 by Thomas Nelson. 274 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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