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Mama's Got a Fake I.D: How to Reveal the Real You behind All That Momby Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira
Synopses & Reviews
No one begins life as a mom. Before you have children, you are an amazing combination of friend, daughter, confidant, visionary, encourager, and thinker. You start out in life using your gifts and abilities in a surprising variety of settings.
Then you have children and the role of mom–as wonderful as it is–seems to consume you. It’s easy to lose your identity when others see you as a mom and little else. What happened to the artist, the team-builder, the organizer, the entrepreneur, the leader–the person you’ve lost touch with?
In Mama’s Got a Fake I.D., Caryn Dahlstrand Rivedeneira helps moms like you reclaim the person God made you to be. God still wants to use you in ways that let your gifts, passions, and personality shine.
This inspiring and practical guide will show you how to break free from false guilt, learn a new language to express your true identity, and follow God’s lead in sharing who you really are. God wants you to discover who he made you to be–in your family and beyond. It’s time to reveal the woman who got hidden behind all that mom.
The former managing editor of Marriage Partnership and Christian Parenting Today, Caryn Dahlstrand Rivedeneira has been writing for and speaking to women for more than a decade. Today she is the managing editor of GiftedForLeadership.com, an online community for Christian women in leadership. Rivedeneira lives with her husband and their three children in the Chicago suburbs.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Hey, wait! that's not me — Being a mom makes you much more — Here's an I.D. you can build on — How moms keep losing their I.D.'s — How designer women got a generic label — "Mom" might be easy to remember, but one size does not fit all — Take your cues from God — Learn about yourself based on God's approach to revealing himself — Why God cares about who you are — God, more than anyone else, wants to know you — How moms are left homeless in God's house — Of all people, Christians should know the truth about moms — The seven secrets to finding your real I.D. — Secret # 1: get over the guilt — It's time to reject the burden you don't deserve — Secret # 2: find your identity in Christ — It's the right answer, but sometimes it's misunderstood — Secret # 3: find your true I.D. — Discover who you are in God's eyes — Secret # 4: learn to tell others who you really are — Here is a new vocabulary that introduces the real you — Secret # 5: reveal yourself like God does — He has given you better ways to introduce yourself — Secret # 6: treasure your limitations — How to love the life you're living — Secret # 7: risk vulnerability — We know you're not perfect, might as well admit it — Get out there and be a blessing — How to help other moms get real — It's one of the best things you can do for your friends.
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