Our Mothers, Ourselves

How Understanding Your Mother's Influence Can Set You on a Path to a Better Life
Narrated by: Henry Cloud
Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (146 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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

©2015 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)2015 Zondervan

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Abridged, not the full book.

Excellent book. The only negative, and it’s a big one, is that it says it is unabridged but it is not.

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worth listening to

I really needed to hear this book. It has opened my mind to have more grace for my mom. I have learned how to forgive my mom God's way. And how to move forward in our relationship.

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Very good!

This is a great book, and it's very eye opening. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

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More for mothers to read, not children

This book is more for mothers with children than daughters or children. It gives more parental advice versus insight for the children.

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Powerful

Very easy to listen too. This book is full of practical advise while not condoning mothers not the children.

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Great resource.

Another book by these 2 that most women should probably read. Before seeking a counselor, read this first.

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VERY TIMELY

Finally... I was " Let off 'The Hook' ".....
" Thank you, Lord of 'Grace' and 'Mercy'....

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a necessary read!

find yourself so that you can offer your true self to your children and to the world

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Good information!

This would be useful to nearly anyone who has/had a mom. I plan to share it.

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If you have Mom issues - must read. It helps to identify the problem and gives a solution.