Table of contents for The blessing : giving the gift of unconditional love and acceptance / revised and updated by John Trent ; based on the million-selling classic by John Trent and Gary Smalley.


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Contents
Acknowledgments
1. An Important Word to a New Generation of Parents
2. In Search of the Blessing 
3. "Bless Me-Me Also, O My Father!"
4. The Blessing: Yesterday and Today
5. A Look at the Five Elements of the Blessing
6. The First Element of the Blessing: 
Meaningful Touch Part I
7. The First Element of the Blessing: 
Meaningful Touch Part II
8. The Second Element of the Blessing: 
Spoken Message Part I
9. The Second Element of the Blessing: 
Spoken Message Part II
10. The Third Element of the Blessing: 
Attaching High Value Part I
11. The Third Element of the Blessing: 
Attaching High Value Part II
12. The Fourth Element of the Blessing: 
Picturing a Special Future Part I
13. The Fourth Element of the Blessing: 
Picturing a Special Future Part II
14. The Fifth Element of the Blessing: 
An Active Commitment Part I
15. The Fifth Element of the Blessing: 
An Active Commitment Part II
16. Homes That Withhold the Blessing: Part I
17. Homes That Withhold the Blessing: Part II
18. When a Child Misses the Blessing
19. Learning to Live Apart from the Blessing
20. The One Force More Powerful Than a Curse
21. When You Know You Will Never Receive a Parent's Blessing
22. A Final Blessing
An Invitation to Join an Online Community Based on The Blessing
Appendix A: 
Evenings of Blessing to Apply with Your Loved Ones 
Appendix B: 
Sample Blessings Based on the Scriptures 
Notes 
About the Authors 




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Family Religious life, Parenting Religious aspects Christianity, Blessing and cursing, Self-esteem Religious aspects Christianity