This Saturday, 1/25 at 11AM CST on AM 630 KSLR and streaming live on http://www.kslr.com, I am excited to introduce you to Julie Gorman. Her weekly video message from her ministry For Your Inspiration has been such a blessing to me as I’ve walked through my own personal healing. You will love her and her new book…This Saturday, we’ll be giving away one copy of her book “What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men” so be the first caller and win that copy! Here’s more about what we’ll be discussing…
A woman’s view of men can be shaped by her relationship with her father, her childhood sweetheart, and the men she dated, or even married. For some women their knight in shining armor has become their nightmare, and the hurts and pain from her relationships can leave her feeling alone, depressed, and betrayed.
“Absorbing the truths in this book will make a tremendous difference in how women view themselves and the men in their lives.” Shaunti Feldhahn, best-selling author of For Women Only
In her book, What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men (Authentic Publishers, October 2013), author Julie Gorman dissects the distorted view of men and relationships that women carry as a result of their yearning to feel loved, worthy, and safe … a longing that can only be filled by our Creator.
In What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men, Gorman shares her own dysfunctional journey to find validation and acceptance from men that began as a result of horrific childhood sexual abuse and continued until her teen years, and the insecurities that resulted from the failure of her first marriage.
“This book is not about bashing men, but rather to help women understand, heal, and break free from the misconceptions that destroy their relationships,” says Gorman. “We must realize that only God can satisfy the longing of their soul, and healing begins with God’s Word and an honest relationship with Christ.”
Gorman believes that rather than blaming men for their unhappiness, women need to identify Satan as the enemy of their souls. Women can discover the peace and lasting intimacy that their soul desires through spiritual wisdom and guidance. What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men exposes ten lies women believe about men, and the profound truths they must understand to heal their life including:
- A Man Will Validate My Worth: Only God can validate our worth. Healthy relationships begin with our healthy relationship with God.
- A Man Will Rescue Me: Jesus is the one who came to our rescue and willingly laid down His life for us because He loves us passionately.
- A Man Will Never Let Me Down: Expecting a man to be perfect will set you up for failure. No man, aside from Jesus Christ, will ever be perfect.
- I Can Change Him: God never calls you to rescue or save a man yourself. A man only changes when he encounters and accepts the living God.
- A Man Will Satisfy the Longing in My Soul: Only God can satisfy the longing of your soul. If we expect a man to meet every need, he will disappoint you.
What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men includes powerful stories from courageous women who bravely share their mistakes in hopes of helping others to not make the same mistakes. Each chapter includes encouragement from God’s Word, a letter from the Father, reflective questions, and a practical application to help cultivate hope and healing in relationships.
Gorman, who is the founder of For Your Inspiration ministry and happily remarried with three children, does not advocate a religious formula to experience God’s presence, wisdom, and revelation for our lives, but rather a heart-felt invitation to a deeper relationship with Him.
“God wants to renew your mind and restore what the enemy has stolen. He wants to redeem your past and restore your hope,” says Gorman. “Your future is secure in Him. All it takes is for you to invite God to heal the broken areas of your life.”
What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men is for single and married women; for women embarking on their first dating relationship, as well as women who want to better understand themselves and the relationship they have with the men in their lives. Ultimately, Gorman empowers women to move past common deceptions about men in order to find greater intimacy as complements to one another in His kingdom. Additional information is available at www.juliegorman.com.