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The Bathtub is Overflowing but I Feel Drained
A book to encourage every Mom!
The Bathtub is Overflowing but I Feel Drained, How to Defeat Mommy Stress by Lysa Terkeurst is a wonderful, encouraging book for every and any mom with children from infancy to teenagers. Lysa is the founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries, a non-denominational Christian ministry that seeks to lead women into a personal relationship with Christ. Through humor and honesty, Lysa shares her own struggles and triumphs as a mom of five children. Every chapter ends with a "Refresh My Soul" devotional section that will encourage every mom in her journey as a parent. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to read more! Lysa has appeared on Oprah and is a national speaker with a unique history including overcoming an abusive background and adopting three children from Liberia. She shares tips and ideas how to defeat "mommy stress" in every chapter. This book is well worth the read!
This is the book for you Mom!
"Lysa gives moms a gut-honest yet incredibly encouraging look at motherhood. If you are weary, overwhelmed, or just want to love and enjoy your children a little bit more, this is the book for you."
--Pam Farrel, The 10 Best Decisions Every Parent Can Make
Every Mother needs Encouragment - The Bathtub is Overflowing will bless you too!
I so appreciate Lysa's encouragement. As a busy mom to seven kids, I often feel the pressure of Mommy Stress. Reading this book helped me put my parenting back into perspective and remember how blessed I truly am. God loves me and my children so much and he cares about the details in my life!
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Chapter Titles from The Bathtub is Overflowing... - Lots of real mom stuff in here!
Who are These People Calling Me Mom?
I'm the Worst Mom Ever
No More Yuckies
A Mom's Greatest Fear
A Mom's Greatest Joy
Does God Care About Me?
Did I Really Just Say That?
This Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The Great Lover of My Soul
I Love Smelly Shoes
Super Mom Vs. Slacker Mom
Nor More Mommy Guilt
Calling All Recruits
How in the World Do You do What You Do?
Little Comforts of Refreshment
The Most Beautiful Scars
The Truth Behind Our Gaps
Does Anyone Notice Me?
When My Plans Fail
Missing the Forest for the Trees
Do They See Jesus in Me?
Remember to Look Up
Conclusion: The Choice is Yours
What Kind of Mom are You?
"Basically, there seems to be a continuum where mothers at one end are sporting a professionally designed graphic art masterpiece that reads, "Super Moms Are the Best and By the Way, My Kid Beat Your Kid in the Spelling Bee.... Again!" At the other end there's a ragtag-looing hand-scribbled poster that reads, "Slacker Moms Rule... and the Thought of Spending Hours Memorizing Spelling Words Makes us Naseous."
From "The Bathtub is Overflowing but I Feel Drained" by Lysa TerKeurst p. 86
Are you a super mom or a slacker mom?
More books from Lysa TerKeurst
Lysa is a wonderful, encouraging writer. I have learned so much for every one of her books that I have read.
Learn more about Lysa TerKeurst
links to Lysa' blog, Proverbs 31 Ministries and more here:
- Lysa TerKeurst's Blog
Read Lysa's story and watch the excerpt from the Oprah show featuring Lysa.
- Proverbs 31 Ministries
Proverbs 31 Ministries was started by Lysa TerKeurst to bring encouragement and support to all moms. Sign up for email daily devotionals., read bios of Lysa and others, find encouragement and answers here.
- Oprah Article on Lysa's Liberian Adoptions
Read this story to learn how Lysa came to adopt her sons from Liberia. It's an amazing story!
Lysa TerKeurst, A Real Woman
Meet Lisa on Youtube and find out what she and other women struggle with. Be encouraged!