Summer Book Club: It Won’t Always Be This Way

From the LYWB Blog Team: We’ve come to chapter ten of Family: How to Love Yours (and Help Them Like You Back), and we just have one chapter left! We hope you’ve been reading and learning with us all summer. If you haven’t snagged a copy yet, get your copy here. (And don’t forget to enter one of our last giveaways for a chance to win a free copy!)

Chapter ten is my favorite chapter of Family. (Coincidentally, it was also the most emotional to write.) I hope hearing my story has inspired you to make the most of every day you have with your fam.

Remember, if you’d like a copy of the “Family Manifesto” to place somewhere so you’ll see it often, you’ll find a printable version here.

Guess who forgot to ask a question at the end of today’s vlog? (Jessie for the win!) But let’s talk about this application question: What changes do you think might come in the next five to ten years? Does the thought of those changes scare or excite you? Join the discussion by posting in the comments below!

I hope you enjoy the next—and final—chapter of Family: How to Love Yours (and Help Them Like You Back), “A Family of Your Own.”

Giveaway! That’s right, this is our tenth copy of Family that’s up for grabs! Sign in to the giveaway widget, then answer this week’s discussion question to enter the giveaway.

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About Author

Jessie Minassian is a speaker, blogger, and the author of ten books and Bible studies, including Crushed, Unashamed, and Backwards Beauty. She is the "resident big sis" at, a Q&A website for teen girls. Her work for teens and their parents has been featured internationally through outlets such as Focus on the Family, Parenting Today’s Teens, She Reads Truth, Axis, Revive Our Hearts and YouthWorker Journal. She and her husband live and serve at Hume Lake Christian Camps in California, and have two daughters.

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