Love, Pray, Listen with Mary DeMuth
Mary DeMuth is a literary agent, international speaker, and podcaster, and she’s the novelist and nonfiction author of over forty books, including Love, Pray, Listen (Bethany 2022). She loves to help people re-story their lives. She lives in Texas with her husband of 31 years and is the mom to three adult children. Find out more at marydemuth.com. Be prayed for on her daily prayer podcast with 3.5 million downloads: prayeveryday.show. For sexual abuse resources, visit wetoo.org. For cards, prints, and artsy fun go to marydemuth.com/art. Find out what she’s looking for as a literary agent at marydemuthliterary.com.
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“Love, Pray, Listen offers empathy and grounded biblical wisdom to help parents thrive, no matter what path their adult kids take.”–PASTOR STEVE STROOPE
Wisdom and Hope for Parents of Grown-Ups
As a parent, your role changes drastically after your kids grow up. You fear heartache and strained relationships when your children choose difficult–even seemingly wrong–paths.
Love, Pray, Listen is the gracious, practical resource you need for navigating the rocky terrain of parenting grown-ups. In this book, mom and author Mary DeMuth answers questions like:
· What do I do when my kids make choices that don’t align with my values?
· How do I keep communication lines open with my grown children?
· When do I speak, and when do I listen?
· Is it possible to hold on to my joy when parenting is so hard?
· How do I avoid the temptation of meddling in my kids’ lives?
Love, Pray, Listen offers a robust theology for long-term parenting gleaned from the discipleship model Jesus exemplified, one that carefully and thoughtfully applies his way of expressing love.
This is your invitation for spiritual growth and a path toward fulfilling relationships with your adult children.
Q&A with Mary DeMuth
TG: What is your writing process like?
MD: I give myself deadlines, usually 1-3000 a day.
TG: What is your writing Kryptonite?
MD: A writing playlist
TG: If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
MD: Trust the Holy Spirit to guide you about marketing.
TG: What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
MD: A writer’s conference.
TG: What did you edit out of Love, Pray, Listen?
MD: I composited stories to protect identities.
TG: What is the most difficult thing about being an author?
MD: Sales, marketing, platform
TG: What is the first book that made you cry?
MD: To Kill a Mockingbird
TG: What is your favorite under-appreciated Christian non-fiction book?
MD: Calvary Road by Roy Hession
TG: As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot?
MD: Uncaged bird
TG: Which book that you’ve written is your favorite?
MD: Daisy Chain
TG: Which of your books was the most fun to write?
MD: The Seven Deadly Friendships
TG: Which was the most difficult — and why?
MD: We Too: How the Church can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis