Review of True Treasures
My sister laughed when I told her I agreed to be a Gabby Mom. Yes I admit, I voluntarily took that title on! Teach Magazine started a blogger program and I joined up, making me a Gabby Mom. :-) Don't worry though, I'll try not to be to much of a gabby mom.
Whenever I have seen an issue, Teach Magazine has encouraged me, and helped me to press on. I like that the magazine is not weighed down with heavy articles on issues that sometimes divide the women's Christian Community (head coverings, etc.). Rather, they simply aspire to encourage, uplift, and strengthen the Mom raising her children, the Wife trying to love her husband, and the homemaker attempting to keep her house looking clean! Actually they take the job of encouraging you so seriously, they changed the name of the magazine recently to Eternal Encouragement. Lorrie Flem is the editor of the magazine, and is the sweetest woman with a large family of her own!
I was sent a copy of True Treasure, 10 years of TEACH Magazine to review. This book is filled with gold nuggets! The titles of the chapters are enough to make you curious to read more. They are:
Jewels That Make The Heart Sparkle
Marriages of Solid Gold
Parenting Pearls: Practical and Priceless
Homemaking that Dazzles Like Diamonds
Homeschooling Nuggets of Wisdom
Godly Living That Glitters
This book is perfect to put in your bathroom to snatch little tidbits of hope and cheer throughout your day. I really enjoyed the section on creative parenting. There were some great ideas on helping your children overcome whining and bickering with each other. If I could conquer those two problems I would be elated! :-)
I was so thrilled to read her articles entitled "Boys Will Be Boys" and "But Will Girls Be Girls?"
She presented so many godly truths through what she wrote. Here are few snippets.
"As John grew up, he and his brothers began to to play with the previously-ignored stuffed animals we had. They were great for shooting at! When I had the three girls, I was reassured to find that some children do like to play with stuffed animals because they were cute and cuddly-female children at least. The girls naturally responded to them and played with them the way I thought they ought to be played with, while the boys were intent on conquering them. My children taught me something I knew, but thought I could discourage with gentle mothering. There is a clear-cut distinction between masculinity and femininity. It is the greatest of all natural differentiations."
"There is a language that everyone speaks. This is the language we speak by the clothing we wear. We can dress to portray femininity, masculinity or, as in many of today's fashionable clothing, you can dress to obscure the differences. As a Christian though, it is not the outside clothing we should be most concerned with. The inside clothing is more important and what I would like to talk about first."
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I received this product for honest review from TEACH Magazine as a part of The Gabby Moms blogging program. All opinions expressed are solely my own.