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The Mother God Made Me to Be

My journey from newlywed, to mother of two, to single mom - trying to heal - and become the mother God made me to be Karen lived an adventurous single life but longed for a family of her own. After years of maintaining her vow of purity and waiting for a man who shared her Christian faith, she fell in love with her best friend and co-worker. They married. She bore two sons. They divorced. With humor, honesty and raw emotion, Valentin tells her story of wrestling between God's will and her own, with visions of happily ever after. In the midst of her weakness and grief, she experiences God's strength and restoration like never before. Through her family and friends, mission workers, the pastor of Graffiti Church, and her two beautiful boys, God turns her ashes to beauty and her sorrow into joy. THE MOTHER GOD MADE ME TO BE contains a discussion guide for book clubs and church groups.
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KAREN VALENTIN has been a contributing writer for Daily Guideposts since 2005 and a main contributor to Guideposts: Your First Year of Motherhood. She has also written a young adult novel and two children's books. A pastor's daughter, Karen served as the children's director for East 7th Street Baptist Church-Graffiti for 4 years under the pastorship of Taylor Fields. A graduate of Fordham University, she is an avid traveler who speaks three languages- English, Spanish and French. She is the proud mother of two boys.


"THE MOTHER GOD MADE ME TO BE tugs at the reader's heart with vivid details of the joy of motherhood, the struggles of romance, and the disappointments of life. Yet, with descriptive scenes, the author draws the reader in to savor the journey from pain to a pleasant chapter of restoration, of freedom and acceptance. Young Moms will find this story to be a sweet reminder of God's provision. And in the midst of the challenges of motherhood, we see His redeeming love shine through."--Janet Perez Eckles, author of Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God's Fiesta

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