From energy and injury to surviving middle school, moms are asking questions. They want to know about training, role models, overcoming fear, dealing with ADD, how to talk to their teenagers and how to get them to have a conversation. Moms want to know if they have permission to take care of themselves, how to not act shocked, and how to experience God’s grace and joy in being a boy mom. Twenty-six years of encouragement and wisdom is packed into this short read. Each three-to-five page chapter begins with a story and concludes with a challenging truth and a Scripture reference.
Amy Bloye has a degree in elementary and middle education from Liberty University. She and her husband, Brian started West Ridge Church in Dallas, Georgia in 1997. Amy values encouraging, equipping, and connecting other pastors’ wives, and church planting couples through their non-profit organization, Engage Churches. Amy and Brian speak together at marriage conferences and retreats. Amy started Cultivate, an annual retreat for pastors’ wives and ladies in ministry. She has two young adult sons, Taylor and Zach, an English Lab, Gibson, and a labradoodle named Lucy Montana.
“Authentic and relatable! Each short chapter will grab your heart, empower and encourage you in your journey as you raise a boy.”
—Lori Wilhite, founder, Leading and Loving It. Author, My Name is Victorious
“If you are a mom of boys, you will likely find yourself in the pages of this book. You will laugh and you will cry as Amy shares everyday stories that every boy mom can relate to. This is a timely and relevant resource for anyone raising boys or hoping to one day.”
—Noel Yeatts, President, World Help
“As a father of two boys and leader of a men’s ministry, I can tell you that if you have a son then you absolutely need this book in your life. It is honest, gritty, and hilarious. I wish I had read it twenty years ago!”
—David Mills, Captain, U.S. Air Force, and author The Distance, An Average Joe’s Path to Balancing Family, Work, and Triathlon.
“Both inspiring and compelling, Bloye helps us to understand the importance of family and creating a special bond with our kids.”
—Cecilia Lester, co-founder of Love Beyond Walls
“As a mom of three teenage boys myself, Amy’s book was a glimpse into what the last twenty years of my life have looked like, as well as a reminder of what a gift it is to raise godly men. If you’re raising sons and looking for a realistic approach to being a mom of boys, as well as encouragement, laughter and biblical insight, dig into Between Ball Games to hear from a mom who has raised boys with truth, grace, and lots of smelly cleats…and survived to share her wisdom with each of us.”
—Brandi Wilson, Director of Impact, Leading and Loving It
“When you meet their two boys you immediately want to start asking Brian and Amy parenting questions. Amy has put their twenty-six years of parenting experience into a practical tool for parents. This is not another book filled with parenting theory. It’s a documentation of the ups, downs and real- life situations every parent faces. You will be encouraged, challenged and inspired to parent your son with wisdom that will impact his life forever.”
—Mac Lake, The Multiply Group and author of The Multiplication Effect and Leading Leaders.
Dimensions (inches) 5.25 x 8.25
Weight (pounds) .5