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In Our Mothers, Ourselves, Henry Cloud and John Townsend show how understanding how our mothers have profoundly influenced our lives can set us on a path toward wholeness and growth.

No one has influenced the person you are today like your mother. The way she handled your needs as a child has shaped your worldview, your relationships, your marriage, your career, your self-image - your life. Our Mothers, Ourselves can help you identify areas that need reshaping, to make positive choices for personal change, and to establish a mature relationship with Mom today.

  • The Phantom Mom
  • The China Doll Mom
  • The Controlling Mom
  • The Trophy Mom
  • The Still-the-Boss Mom
  • The American Express Mom

You'll learn how your mom affected you as a child and may still be affecting you today. Our Mothers, Ourselves is a biblical, realistic, and empowering route to wholeness and growth, to deeper and more satisfying bonds with your family, friends, and spouse - and to a new, healthier way of relating to your mother.

This book was previously titled The Mom Factor.

©1996 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)2020 Zondervan

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NOW I UNDERSTAND

I get it! My role as mother and as daughter. I see where I failed and where I thought I had but didn’t. I’ve gained insight into the problems I’ve had with the men in my life started with Dad, and I understand how men are affected by their mothers. Now, on to a better life due to understanding and embracing reality😊

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Incredibly Insightful!

Challenging and encouraging at the same time. A lot of information and thought provoking concepts.

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Insightful and respectful

I appreciate how the author’s make it clear everyone is responsible for their own choices while offering reasons we make the choices we do.

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Great book, I'm learning so many things, for both being a daughter and a mother

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Excellent resource

This is a very potent dive into the problems that occur in the mothering relationship and, most importantly, how to resolve them. I will listen to this multiple times.

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Amazing how much our mothers mold who we become!

This was very interesting to me and helped me to better understand why I handle different aspects of my life the way I do. I still don't know if I will try to reestablish a relationship with my mother, if I can even make contact with her. Whether I do or not this has helped to understand how to go about changing parts of myself for the better.