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  • StrongHeart: Cultivating Humility, Respect, and Resiliency in Your Child

StrongHeart: Cultivating Humility, Respect, and Resiliency in Your Child

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For all parents who desire to raise a generation of kids with strong hearts.

Parenting. It's the most important endeavor of our lives. And there's no shortage of advice on how to raise kids. But amidst the chatter of competing voices, how do we sort the folly from the wisdom? In StrongHeart, author Jill Garner cuts through modern parenting myths and trends to deliver the bold truth about what it will take to raise the next generation. Jill provides evidence-based solutions for parents seeking to raise children of character who can overcome—rather than succumb to—a culture full of turmoil. 

Jill focuses on the education of the heart as she shows parents how to:

  • Champion self-respect rather than self-esteem
  • Replace happiness with deep, lasting joy
  • Instill a heart of gratitude that stifles innate selfishness
  • Develop GRIT (Guts, Resilience, Integrity, and Tenacity)
  • Engrave other-centeredness on kids' hearts. . . and more

More than ever parents feel burdened to raise kids who are brave, resilient, and kind. This book enables us to see beneath the surface of our children's struggles to the heart attitudes that determine kids' thoughts and actions. This is an essential resource for parents, grandparents, and anyone who has a heart for cultivating in children a StrongHeart.

About the Author

Jill Garner

JILL GARNER is an accomplished speaker, advocate, and founder of Manners of the Heart, a nonprofit reawakening respect in our society for the sake of the next generation. She is the author of the award-winning Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World, Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World, and Manners of the Heart, an elementary school curriculum that helps children see beyond themselves to become all God created them to be. Her work is endorsed by Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, Dr. Kevin Leman, and many others.

When Jill is not writing, you will find her digging into in-depth word studies in Scripture, baking a batch of her famous Double Delight Chocolate Chip Cookies, counting down to Christmas, planning the next great adventure, and occasionally casting a fly rod. Her greatest joy is time spent with her husband, grown children, and seven beloved grandchildren.


"I worry about many parenting narratives and models that dominate today, and believe they are harmful to the kids of this generation. When I read this book, my overarching response was 'Thank You.' Finally someone is talking about what truly helps children thrive. Finally someone is talking about equipping kids for life. Thank you, Jill, for giving parents not a new theory, but a new reminder of how people are actually designed to function, and a guide to helping children grow into that kind of person."
DR. HENRY CLOUD, psychologist and New York Times bestselling author

"Jill Garner masterfully combines biblical wisdom, hard lessons learned from our nation's mistaken preoccupation with self-esteem, illuminating research on effective parenting, inspiring stories from real families, and insights from her lifetime of leadership in 'heart-centered' character education to teach us the ingredients of parenting that are needed to develop a 'StrongHeart'—a morally courageous young person grounded in truth and able to withstand the temptations of the world to become all God created them to be. In a culture struggling to regain its moral and spiritual compass, what could be more important?"
DR. THOMAS LICKONA, PhD, developmental psychologist, author of How to Raise Kind Kids and Character Matters

"Parents are desperate, and this book fills a deep need. In this social media culture, our children are being overwhelmed with twisted images and warped values. The pressure to conform to insane ideologies is greater than ever before. With flaming arrows being fired at their kids from every conceivable angle, parents often feel helpless. In StrongHeart, Jill Garner says, 'Not so fast. You are not powerless!' Then, with hope and practicality, she offers the methods and strategies from a biblical perspective to raise, as she says, 'children insulated from the lies of our culture without being isolated from the world—children who become StrongHearts that lead their generation in the right direction.' It's not too late to empower our children to impact the culture for good. Read this book to find out why."
DR. TIM CLINTON, author, and president of the American Association of Christian Counselors

"StrongHeart emphasizes the importance of nurturing and protecting the hearts of children from negative influences in society while also preparing them to navigate the world with a strong foundation in their beliefs and values. By instilling a biblical worldview, this book aims to provide children with a solid moral compass to help them withstand the challenges they may encounter in a world filled with negative influences. The qualities of 'guts, resilience, integrity, and tenacity' are just a few of the many essential attributes to develop. Jill offers valuable insights and practical guidance to raise children who are grounded in their beliefs, resilient in the face of adversity, and equipped to make positive choices in an increasingly evil world."
LEE ANN MANCINI, author of Raising Kids to Follow Christ: Instilling a Lifelong Trust in God; founder of Raising Christian Kids; author and executive producer of the Sea Kids series

"I've known Jill and have been a fan of her ministry and teaching for many years. This book may be one of her best. Borne from much experience and wisdom, StrongHeart will help parents in their endeavor to raise children who are mentally, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually healthy. I found myself nodding in agreement often as I read. Jill's thought that modern parents usually opt to entertain their children rather than train them, to be their cheerleader rather than their coach, their sidekick instead of their shepherd, is worthy of study. This book can help you avoid many dangerous parent traps. Read it, study, and apply it. You'll not regret having done so."
DR. WALT LARIMORE, MD, internationally recognized family physician educator and award-winning, bestselling author

"Are you on a quest to be the best parent you can be? Do you want to raise your child to do the right thing for the right reason? Then read StrongHeart. Jill Garner's approach to character formation is grounded in biblical wisdom and her steeled belief that a child's heart can be strengthened with grit, integrity, and humility. Then, fortified with purpose and resiliency that leads to joy." 

"The children are our future. That's why the enemy is after them. If there was ever a need for resilient, formidable, and excellent young men and women, it is now. In her new book, StrongHeart, Jill Garner empowers parents with biblically sound tools to raise children who will have the courage to stand up against the tide of darkness in the culture and then, with a spirit of humility and respect, rise to the top in those areas God places them."
MAX DAVIS, author and New York Times bestselling author

"When children have strong hearts, they can withstand the onslaught of cultural lies and ignore people's manipulation. This means they can become who God created them to be and accomplish what they've been called to do. This book is essential now! Read it. Jill communicates her significant ideas with great clarity. For example, the lists of contrasts will make it easy for you to understand her and agree with her. But that won't satisfy you. You'll want to apply the ideas because she writes with such a compassionate force. She has given me much to think about and do, and I pray you'll be open to the insights, too."
DR. KATHY KOCH, founder of Celebrate Kids, Inc.; author of seven parenting books, including Parent Differently and 8 Great Smarts

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-2907-0
Publish Date: July 2024
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Paperback