Friday, January 30, 2015

Litfuse Review: Get Your Joy Back by:Laurie Wallin

 Get Your Joy Back: Banishing Resentment and Reclaiming Confidence in Your Special Needs Family
About the Book:
An invitation and a promise for weary Christian parents of special needs kids from a parent who's been there.

"It isn't the long day of monitoring a child's precarious health or being hypervigilant about her mood and mental health challenges that weighs parents down; it's the wishing that things were different. . . . Resentment, not the intense care they must provide their child, is the parents' greatest stressor and source of pain." --Laurie Wallin

Parents of specials needs children are exhausted. They've done all the research, consulted all the experts, joined support groups, gotten counseling, fought for the best life for their children. Often just caring for their children's needs and attempting to maintain a home maxes out parents' mental, emotional, and spiritual reserves.

About the Author:
Laurie Wallin strives every day to live out her message for families: that no matter the challenge, in Jesus they can have joy and confidence. She is mom to four girls, two of them with mental and developmental special needs. She has been a certified life coach for over a decade, and is a regular speaker at women’s events and retreats, a popular blogger, and the author of Why Your Weirdness Is Wonderful.

My Review:
 Get Your Joy Back, takes the problems that face many special needs parents and throws them at the feet of God and dares the devil to take charge. Special needs parenting takes a toll on these parents that frankly many other parents may not face daily, if at all. Most of the time parents of special needs parents become weary because they are soul care givers that never receive a much deserved break. These parents along with many others in similar situations have to be reminded to look to God for their strength and that is what the author Laurie Wallin instructs them to do and she not only instructs them but also shows them how to get their joy back.

 I believe the author has tackled a common problem among special needs parents that needs to be addressed. She tackles it and explains how to get a hold of it!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.