Where Does a Mother Go to Resign Author:Barbara E. Johnson Barbara Johnson is the Founder of Spatula Ministries, a non-profit organization designed to "peel parents off the ceiling with a spatula of love and begin them on the road to recovery." She is a bestselling author, humorist, and much sought-after conference speaker.Where Does a Mother Go to Resign? is the original story of how Barbara Joh... more »nson faced as a wife and mother the crippling of her husband, the deaths of two sons, and the homosexuality of a third who disappeared into the gay lifestyle for over eleven years.At that time, there were no books, no ministries to help Christian families deal with the devastating, painful news the Johnsons faced. But even through their pain, they set out on a personal journey of survival and restoration that included a steady diet of laughter, joy and hope. And through the sharing of their story, thousands of other families have found their own way back to hope and joy and laughter.Barbara Johnson writes so beautifully: "There is no magic place to go when we face insurmountable problems. There is no never-never land. We may have to live with mountains that will not move, but we can face the inevitable and realize that we have greater reserves and resources that we thought possible - [God] brought me through the deep water without letting me drown. He held me up when my mind and emotions were torn apart by tragedy. He gave me the gift of joy which made it possible to share with others the good things God was going to do for them also."« less
I could not put this book down. It has a very sad theme, a mother who loses her sons, but as you read of how her walk with God got her through a deep depression you feel so uplifted. I laughed & cried but when I finished I felt better for having "shared" her story.
A true story of a wife and mother who learned how to cope with the crippling of her husbnd, the deaths of two sons, and the homosexuality of a third. A story that will warm your heart and encourage you to trust God right where you live in the crunch of sometimes uncontrollable events.