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Preparing Him for the Other Woman: A Mother's Guide to Raising Her Son to Love a Wife and Lead a Family

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What Kind of Husband Will Your Son Grow Up to Be?

His is a generation of boys who have better relationships with their Game Boxes, i-Pods, televisions, and computers than they do with their families. His understanding of marriage is that it has little hope for success, witnessing a fifty percent divorce rate both inside and outside of the church. His world is one where p
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Published January 21st 2009 by Multnomah (first published September 15th 2006)
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Ashley
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
To be clear, there were parts of this book that I liked: the prayers, the good intentions, the overall idea of preparing a son to be a respectful, loving, husband and father. But on the whole, I did not find it inspiring or useful. The author focuses too heavily on gender stereotypes and her own slightly strange, overly dramatic, personal stories. Towards the end I was skimming, simply because it was getting annoying to read. And Lord help the poor woman who eventually marries her son. He's prob ...more
Tonya
Mar 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
While this book contains many really good and realistic ways to help shape your son into the man you can meet be, I am very disappointed in the leavening involved in the face of this couple writing the book. They need to repent of allowing leaven in their life and stand on firmer foundation. They also need to search the king James Bible and quit switching Bible versions. Yes I want my sons to be warriors for the families. Yes I want my sons to have a relationship with the Lord. But, they need to ...more
Hannah
Aug 19, 2011 marked it as started-someday-finish  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: devotional
I have only read the first three chapters so far, but I already love this book.

While I am not a mother, I do have five younger brothers--one of whom is particularly in my care. Desiring to help my brothers be godly young men in every area doesn't tell me how to get them there, so I am grateful for every help I can get. Preparing Him for the Other Woman is one of the first full books I am reading, and it is giving me exactly what I needed to hear. This task is beyond my strength, but what God cal
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Aria
Aug 28, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read this yet and...I don't usually read these types of books. For some reason, the photo on the front weirds me out a bit. And seeing how my son is only THREE, I feel uncomfortable even thinking about this. You know what I think it is, it's the title. Preparing him for the OTHER woman...I mean, I love my son to PIECES, but his relationship with his future wife should be COMPLETELY different than his relationship with me. I may end up reading it...my mother-in-law recommended it but we ...more
Michelle Nolan
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read for moms of boys! Boy is there a lot to prepare them for in becoming a good husband. As a mother of 3 boys, I'm constantly praying and trying to prepare them to be full functioning adults and future fathers and loving husbands. It really refocused me on my role as the first lady in their lives and my responsibility in helping them become men who are successful in all areas of their lives. I'll be praying for my future daughter-in-laws too. Great read and practical advice too.
Jamie
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author has a delightful way of sharing information. She intertwines it with story and scripture. This makes a lasting impression and makes the lessons more memorable and meaningful.

She also provides a checklist for various ages which is helpful for those of us who like to writes lists and check things off.

Her solutions are creative and practice and she dies a great job of explaining why each solution should be implemented.

I would recommend this book for any boy mom. Although some women ma
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Ellena
This book was pretty basic. Not much to it but an easy read. At times I found the author's hypocritical/judgy perspective obnoxious. Like when she automatically assumed some kids were gang members based on their appearances. Or the fact that she is talking about her son remaining pure when she herself was having an emotional affair. However, there were some helpful tips such as praying for his future wife or keeping a journal for her that I liked. Overall it's an okay read but nothing spectacula ...more
Drennan
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. There are some negative reviews about it, but overall I really found it helpful. I think it is especially insightful and helpful for mothers who are in a marriage relationship similar to the authors. We all have different experiences in marriage and need the right tools to help with our specific challenges. I appreciate the simplicity of this book as a busy mom.
Eva
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Marriages in the U.S. are falling apart every day and as a Mom, with four sons of my own, I do not want that same sorrow for my sons. This book is full of easy to understand and follow ideas and examples. My oldest is now 21 and my youngest is 8 and I can honestly say that this book has helped me mother with purpose over the years. I keep this book by my bedside at all times because every moment is a teachable moment. TV stars, music lyrics, sitcoms, and video games constantly show men to be arr
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elisha
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I didn't agree with 100% of this book, there was still a TON of great ideas and just reminders of stuff we should already be doing with our sons to prepare him for his future wife. I know that some reviews have marked her tactics as very extreme, and she'll openly admit that some of them are - and that they aren't for everyone. But if you don't agree with those few ideas - it doesn't negate the rest of the book at all. Some stuff I'm already doing but there were other things that I woul ...more
Shelly
Sep 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a must read for every boy's mom. The author shares her heart and passion for raising a son that can truly understand the need women have to be loved by their husbands. It's not a "these are the rules" kind of book. She speaks on this topic with great desire for us as mom to not give up. At the end of each chapter, there is an age appropriate out line to teach how to apply some of the things touched on in the corresponding chapter. I definitely will read this again.
Heather
Heard of this book through the Focus on the Family Podcast and I was interested. It has some good points, good prayers, and good insights, however I felt it was written too simplistically. An easy read, but not as challenging as I would have liked. I felt it stayed shallow and would have preferred more depth. But because it still added to my life, I gave it three stars and would still recommend it to others.

Recommend for:
Mothers and mothers-to-be of sons
Mommy groups
Kristin
Oct 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was great. It really made me think about day to day lessons I can teach our boys as they become older. I loved how she had ideas for all kinds of age groups of boys to teach them how to become better boys of God. There were a couple ideas I wasn't sure about (small boys watching The Princess Bride?) but overall I thought it was a good book. I would highly recommend this to other moms who are raising boys and Mindy, I'm looking forward to talking to you about this!
Laurel
Sep 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book! I didn't agree with absolutely everything in it, but there are lots of good practical ideas for how to teach sons how to be good men and good husbands and fathers some day. Its a very quick read too. I think I will make it a tradition to read this every year around the time of my son's birthday.
Stephenie
Didn't agree with everything in here, but there are many good points and verses to remember when raising boys. I liked the format that the book was written in, as well as the prayers that end each chapter. Will keep this as a reference in the years to come.
Erin
This has a lot of good ideas and tips about raising sons.
Lori
Nov 29, 2007 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I heard the author on the radio, and can't wait to dive into this book when I get a chance.
Lora
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I HIGHLY recommend this book if you have boys. It is an easy read and something you can go back to again and again as your son gets older. I love this book and the idea behind it.
Maryjo
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very useful book.
Angela
Feb 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prayer
exellent prayer tool
Carol
Jul 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author spoke at our church this year. Excellent book, great advice, filled with godly wisdom ... a must read for any mother with a son.
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Sheri Rose Shepherd is the author of the popular His Princess(tm) series. A former Mrs. America, Sheri Rose is an anointed teacher who has served as keynote speaker at Women of Virtue conferences, and her messages have aired on national radio programs. Sheri Rose has been married eighteen years and has two beautiful children.

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