Author Miralee Ferrell & The Harm a Mother Can Do
My guest today is historical author Miralee Ferrell who shares the stress that can occur between mothers and daughters. I found it thought-provoking. Again Miralee is offering a giveaway so be sure to leave a comment. Here’s Miralee:
“Even the strongest of women can break under the right, or should I say, the wrong kind of pressure. I’m a certified counselor with The American Association of Christian Counselors, and it’s something I’ve seen far too often with women who’ve visited my office. So many times I end up praying with women about old emotional wounds, and a large percentage of those wounds deal with family issues—often times stemming from a mother.
My editor for Blowing on Dandelions, Ramona Tucker, expressed it this way after she read my book: “When I was the head of Today’s Christian Woman Magazine, this subject of stress between a daughter and her mother was one of the HUGE relational issues that caused women pain across the years…I was struck by the power and transformation this story can and will have in women’s lives—healing of the generations. And tears flowed…that a writer like you would have the heart, the passion, and would listen to the Lord to address this difficult subject for the world to read in a form (fiction) that they will accept. Healing will happen. I am convinced.”
With God, all things are possible. He can take the worst of situations, the most hopeless, and turn them around, even if that only happens within your own heart. God is able to transform lives and heal hurts, whether ones that occurred a decade or more ago…or ones that are still happening now.
To purchase, click here. Blowing on Dandelions: A Novel (Love Blossoms in Oregon Series)
While Blowing on Dandelions has a strong romance thread, it also tackles a subject not often shown in fiction—the hurt inflicted on Katherine by her mother, even when Mama believes she’s being helpful or instructive. In the 1800’s, even grown children respected their parents and didn’t answer back, no matter how harsh a parent’s treatment might be. Katherine is no exception, and she works hard to keep her temper intact while teaching her daughters how to relate to their grandmother in the proper way. She has no expectation that her relationship with her mother will ever change, and she is faced with daily challenges, but her quiet strength shines throughout the story.
I’ve been blessed over the years to be part of God’s healing, transformational power in women’s lives—both through counseling and prayer—and now, God willing, through the words He directs me to write. And my prayer will always be that He’ll direct my books to the women who will benefit most from them—whether for healing or simply entertainment. He has a purpose and a plan for each of us, and I’m proud to play a part in whatever He might choose.”–Miralee
You can find Miralee at:
Web site: www.miraleeferrell.com
Facebook Author page: www.facebook.com/
As a mother and a daughter myself, I understand how intense and layered the relationship between a mother and daughter can be. As the mother of an adult daughter, I have prayed many times that God would show me when to speak and when to keep silent. When in doubt, I bite my tongue.
Question: As a mother, what do you find difficult to get right with your daughter? As a daughter, what do you wish you could tell your mother? Loaded, fearless questions, ladies!! Leave a comment and be entered in the drawing–Lyn
BTW, the winner of Laurie Kingery’s book is Cheryl Baranski!