Overcoming Toxic Parenting

How to Be a Good Parent When Yours Wasn’t

You can break the cycle of toxic parenting

Parenting is hard enough when you had good role models in your own parents. But what if your parents were absent, neglectful, or abusive? Are you doomed to repeat their mistakes with your own children? As a parenting expert and someone who experienced negative parenting firsthand, Rick Johnson answers that question with an emphatic “No!”

Anyone can be a good parent, even if they didn’t have one. In this compassionate and practical book, Johnson shows you how to identify the ways in which your past experiences affect your own parenting choices. Then he walks you through the process of healing the emotional and spiritual wounds toxic parenting has left behind. Finally, he outlines healthy habits and practices to take the place of the negative ones that were modeled for you.

With Rick as your sympathetic guide, you can break the cycle of abuse, neglect, or absenteeism and create a positive family environment now and for the future.

“All of us as parents truly want to be and give our best. Rick Johnson steps in and shows you how to start now at any age with your kids. You will find the words in these pages alive with ideas, hope, and action steps. Be encouraged by his wisdom that you can use to breathe new hope into your family and relationships. He shows you can do this even if you have had a hurtful past. You will be blessed and encouraged!”—Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, CEDS, bestselling author of Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse


10 Things Great Dads Do

Strategies for Raising Great Kids

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Great dads raise happier, healthier, more successful kids.

But how do men go about being that great dad? Fathering expert Rick Johnson offers ten practical strategies to help men become the dads they want to be, including

  • helping their kids find the humor in life
  • surrounding their family with healthy friends and role models
  • communicating clearly with their children
  • helping their kids develop self-esteem and respect for others
  • being a gatekeeper when it comes to their kids’ social circle
  • setting reachable goals for themselves and their children
  • and more

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Romancing Your Better Half

Keeping Intimacy Alive in Your Marriage.

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If you’ve been married more than a few years, you probably know how it goes. You start out in the throes of passionate romance only to have the fire cool over the years—especially when kids come along or life gets too busy. But keeping the romance alive is easier than most people think.

Now the author of Becoming Your Spouse’s Better Half shares the secrets of pursuing romance that won’t quit.

With wit and wisdom, Rick Johnson shows you how to communicate effectively with your spouse, recapture the feeling of young love, incorporate romance and intimacy into everyday life, understand each other’s unique sexual needs, and more. The useful insights and solid advice in this practical book will strengthen your marriage now and into the future.

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Becoming the Dad Your Daughter Needs

Dad, you shape your daughter’s future.

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You impact every aspect of your daughter’s life. You show her how women should be treated, how men should act, and how a man shows healthy love and affection toward a woman. And, perhaps most importantly, you set the standard for how your daughter feels she deserves to be treated by men.

This is a big responsibility, and it’s not always easy to carry out.

But parenting expert Rick Johnson is here to help. He shows you how to develop a close relationship with your daughter, giving you the confidence and the encouragement you need to take up the active, positive role that can change your daughter’s life–starting now.

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A Man in the Making

Strategies to Help Your Son Succeed in Life

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How does a boy become a man of character?

As your son grows toward manhood, you can instill in him the values and character traits he will need to succeed. Highlighting famous men throughout history and the character trait that made each an outstanding model of manhood, parenting expert Rick Johnson gives you strategies to help mold your son into an honorable man. Men such as:

  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • George Washington
  • John Wooden
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Jedediah Smith
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • and more

With passion and practicality, Johnson covers all aspects of a young man’s development, including his work ethic, education, and integrity. Do you want your son to become a great man in the future? Look no further than the great men of the past.

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How to Talk So Your Husband Will Listen...

How to Talk So Your Husband Will Listen…
…And Listen So Your Husband Will Talk

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Ever feel like he just doesn’t hear you?

It’s no secret that men and women speak different languages. Or maybe it’s just that we think we say one thing and our spouse hears something else entirely. But if good communication is one of the keys to a happy marriage, it’s time to get on the same page!

You can have a powerful influence on your husband if you know how to talk to him. Now relationship expert Rick Johnson shares the secrets to speaking to your husband in ways he will respond to positively. He shows you how to

  • recognize and affirm your man’s good qualities
  • encourage leadership, forgiveness, and patience in your husband
  • build his authentic masculinity
  • deal with a man’s anger, self-centeredness, or other negative traits
  • and much more

If you’re ready for a brighter, more harmonious future for your relationship, you will love this insightful and sometimes humorous insider’s look into the mind of every man.

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Understanding The Man You Love

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The marriage of your dreams may be closer than you think.

It may surprise you to find that men are fairly simple creatures with fairly simple needs. Understanding and responding to his needs is a positive step that can help him realize and fulfill your needs. And when both of you meet each other’s needs, your marriage becomes stronger–and a lot more fun.

Relationship expert (and fairly simple creature himself) Rick Johnson gives you an open and honest look inside a man’s world. With candor, humor, and insight, Rick shows you how to understand your man, including:

  • his need for respect and admiration
  • his sexual desires
  • his communication style
  • his work
  • his emotions
  • his relationship with the “other woman” in his life (his mother)

With Rick’s help, you’ll learn how best to use your considerable influence in his life to have a satisfying and exciting relationship that lasts a lifetime.

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That's My Teenage Son

That’s My Teenage Son

How Moms Can Influence Their Boys to Become Good Men

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The teen years are a vital stage for a boy as he develops into a man. But these years can also make moms feel like they have lost influence in their sons’ lives. Friends and media pull one way while Mom pulls the other. How can a mom be sure she is doing everything she can to help her son grow into a mature and responsible adult?

A follow-up to the popular That’s My Son, this book helps moms use their considerable influence to help their teenage boys become good men. Moms will learn about

  • the emotional life of their boys
  • what changes are taking place in their bodies
  • how to help them develop healthy sexuality
  • what boys fear most
  • what traits they need to learn to grow into good men
  • how to communicate with them
  • and how to positively influence their spirituality

Every mother of teen boys will find this a welcome guide and a source of encouragement during the tumultuous years when their boys are growing into men.
“This excellent book will help you understand why your son is acting the way he acts. Rick Johnson gives you great insight into the inner workings of boys’ brains and bodies. I highly recommend this book.”—Jim Burns, PhD, president, HomeWord; author of Teenology and Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality

“The singular issue of our time is a deficit of real men. In this powerful book you will find the prescription for authentic manhood, written by a real man. Moms can take hope as they find help and insight into helping their boy become the man he is intended to be.”—Tony Rorie, founder/CEO, Men of Honor/Ladies of Honor

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Becoming Your Spouse’s Better Half

Why Differences Make a Marriage Great

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Just as a great meal is made from many ingredients, a great marriage is a combination of different traits. If men and women were the same, life would turn out pretty bland. In this witty and insightful book, bestselling author Rick Johnson shows you how to go beyond merely tolerating your spouse’s differences to using those God-given differences to add spice and passion to your relationship.

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The Power of a Man

Using Your Influence as a Man of Character

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Stand Up and Be the Man You Were Created to Be

Rick Johnson tried to fake authentic manhood until he learned an important lesson: A man armed only with a fork in a land of soup doesn’t fare very well.

God gave men incredible power in their masculinity. With humor and honesty, The Power of a Man shows men how to live a life of great significance and healthy masculinity in a world afraid of real men. Johnson demonstrates that

• Real men aren’t passive—they wield positive influence to change the world.
• Real men don’t quit, no matter how tough things get.
• Real men love, protect, and provide for their wives and children.
• Real men defy cultural expectations and live by a code of honor.
• Real men recognize that only masculinity bestows masculinity.

The Power of a Man is about being calm but confident, relaxed but prepared, kind but authentic, and bold but compassionate. It’s about becoming the man you’ve always wanted to be—the man your world needs.

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Better Dads Stronger Sons

Better Dads, Stronger Sons

How Fathers Can Guide Boys to Become Men of Character

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The relationship between a father and a son is like none other. Dads have a God-given role to protect and provide for their families, and must always strive to teach their sons the life skills they’ll need to grow into honorable men. That may seem like a tall order. But being a good father isn’t so much about what kind of parent you are as what kind of man you are. Better Dads, Stronger Sons can show you how to:

  • talk with your son about important topics such as dating, sexual purity, respect, and self-discipline;
  • understand why male bonding, discipline, and spiritual leadership are vital to your relationship with your son;
  • and recognize and avoid the top ten mistakes a father can make.

Even if you don’t have confidence in your fathering skills, God says you fit the bill perfectly in his plan for your family. This book will help you strive to be the dad God designed you to be—so your son can grow to be everything he is meant to be.

“Rick Johnson is writing about the very things that deeply touch our hearts—the vital impact of fathers on their children! Fathers, sons, and families will benefit . . . for generations!”—Ron Nichols, director of training, National Center for Fathering

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Thats My Son

That’s My Son
How Moms Can Influence Boys to Become Men of Character

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Have you ever been confused by what makes your son tick? Do you sometimes find yourself wondering why your boy acts the way he does? Well, you’re not alone. If boys are going to grow into men of integrity, they must learn loyalty, compassion, honor, courage, and perseverance as children. Let’s be honest: raising sons to be good men is a tremendous challenge.

Recognizing the incredible value of a mother’s influence in a boy’s life, Rick Johnson offers a practical, commonsense approach to help moms like you prepare for the challenges that will come as your boy grows. In That’s My Son, Johnson combines refreshing honesty with extensive research and humorous insight to tackle topics like communication, sexuality, discipline, and respect.

Maybe you’re a little overwhelmed at the idea of raising your son to be a man of character. Or perhaps you’re wondering how to talk with your boy so that he will listen. Whatever your situation, you will find wise counsel and encouragement in this helpful and reassuring book.

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