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Author Interview — Laine Lawson Craft, Author of The Parent’s Battle Plan

7 Jun

About The Book

Book: The Parent’s Battle Plan: Warfare Strategies to Win Back Your Prodigal

Author: Laine Lawson Craft

Genre: Non-fiction

Release date: March 14, 2023

You are not alone–there is hope and healing for every hurting heart.

Today’s technology has made sinful experiences and deadly choices accessible to our teenagers and young adults with just a click. And parents are left with the disappointments–and devastating fallout–of their children’s choices.

Through sharing her own story of praying three very wayward prodigals home, Laine Lawson Craft offers not only hope and insight, but also a practical, tried-and-true battle plan for parents walking this heartbreaking season of life. You’ll discover how to

  • handle the emotional roller coaster of trust
  • deal with your children’s self-destructive choices
  • pray emboldened by God’s promises
  • fight for your child’s destiny
  • and more

You can win the war of darkness over your children–even when you don’t get the miracle you asked for.

Click HERE to purchase.

About The Author

Laine Lawson Craft (www.lainelawsoncraft.com) is a best-selling and award-winning author, popular media host, and in-demand speaker. The founder and publisher of WHOAwomen magazine (2010-2018), she regularly hosts online challenges and masterclasses as well as Facebook and Instagram Live events that reach thousands. Her Warfare Parenting podcast encourages parents of adult children. Laine and her husband, Steve, have three children and live in Florida.

More from Laine

I would love to introduce my friend, best-selling and award-winning author, whom you may not know yet with a little of the behind the scenes insight. She’s a mom, wife, and partners with God making impossible things become possible not only in her life but for thousands of others. She has a unique perspective because she had a seventeen-year-old marriage resurrect, a financial breakthrough after almost filing bankruptcy, a daughter healed from life-threatening illnesses, and three prodigal children delivered that are now free, whole, and healed. In 2006, she realized that what she was doing as a parent was not working. It seemed that her emotional pleas, rules, and religion weren’t helping her bring her prodigal back home. So she decided and made it my mission to partner with God at a whole new level and created a new way of parenting – one that would bring peace to her life, help millions of other parents, and bring their prodigals back home too. Her newest book, The Parent’s Battle Plan: Warfare Strategies to Win Back Your Prodigal is a must-read book to help parent’s with wayward teens and young adults.

Q & A with Laine Lawson Craft

Many authors say that they have always been a writer. When did you come to realize this?

I wrote early on in my early 20s laid it down for over twenty years and picked it back up in my early 50s.

Was there a special someone, such as a teacher, parent, or other relative, who encouraged you to pursue writing?

My husband read some of my first words and fell in love with them and actually had no idea they were my words! So he has been my number one cheerleader and fan.

Were there any obstacles you faced in your journey to publication?

I had a major advantage because I had published a national magazine circulated to every bookstore in America and Canada named WHOAwomen Magazine. Therefore, I had a lot of experience, and then God connected me to the right people.

What types of research did you pursue?

Not too much, but mainly on families’ health and children in distress and hurting.

What does a typical writing day look like? Are you structured or informal in
your writing schedule?

I am very structured. I work best with a plan and a schedule of goals to reach in my writing,

How long does is it take for you to write a book?

Less than a year.

Can you tell us what inspired your book?

Desiring to help other parents who were struggling with wayward children no matter how old they were, to find hope and ways to win their prodigals back home and heal their families

What do you want your readers to take away with them after finishing reading your book?

After reading the book, The Parent’s Battle Plan: Warfare Strategies to Win Back Your Prodigal will help parents who are struggling with wayward children, no matter how old they are, find the hope that with one touch from God, their prodigal can be delivered and everything can change instantly and that these tried-and-true tools and applications found in this book can initiate the shift in their family win their prodigals home and give the victory!

Readers always want to know what is next for an author. Do you have any works in progress you can share about?

Yes, I would love to publish a daily 365 Day devotional book I have been working on with daily scripture, devotional, and prayer for every day in the battle to keep parents strengthened and encouraged.

Please include any personal information you would like to share (family, hobbies, etc.)

Yes, I love walking, praising and worshiping, cooking, and being with my family! The beach is my favorite place to be!

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Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 29

Guild Master, May 30 (Author Interview)

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, May 31

Tell Tale Book Reviews, June 1 (Author Interview)

Texas Book-aholic, June 2

An Author’s Take, June 3

Artistic Nobody, June 4 (Author Interview)

The Life We Build, June 4

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 5

Vibrant Wings, June 6

By The Book, June 7 (Author Interview)

Walking Fruitfully, June 7


To celebrate her tour, Laine is giving away the grand prize of $100 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Book Spotlight: The Overlooked Generation

5 Nov

372244_w185The Overlooked Generation: Parenting Teens And Tweens in A Complicated Culture. Parents are desperate to know how to handle teenagers in today’s society. As a trained counselor, former public school teacher, and full-time conference speaker, Shannon Perry addresses the issues that teens say cause them to feel “overlooked.”  As a result of feeling unnoticed, teenagers often make decisions that lead to harmful circumstances unless parents learn how to combat the onslaught of distractions that young people face in our culture. In “The Overlooked Generation,” Shannon addresses many important and timely issues including:

*Effective and necessary parent/teen communication

*Body image and self-esteem

*Dealing with bullies and how not to be become a victim

*Dating, purity and God’s promises

*Effects and dangers of Social Media

*Setting healthy boundaries for serious situations

*Cultivating quality friendships and relationships

  • ShannonPerrybluesweater_318x480Shannon Perry is a contributing writer toCrosswalk.com, one of the largest Christian websites in the world with over 24 millionpage views per month. Shannon’s book”Grace in High Heels” was quoted to the 5 million readers of Guideposts Magazine. Shannon has also written articles forCharisma Magazine, Believe.com, EverydayChristian.com, Christian Women of Today magazine, Christian Voice magazine, The West Side Story, among others.
  • Shannon’s new TV show, “Grace in High Heels,” airs every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am EST and every Friday at 2:30 pm EST on the NRB Network, broadcasting into 23 million homes.
  • Shannon had the distinct privilege of performing in Carnegie Hall and with the Houston Symphony.
  • Shannon also performed the National Anthem for 70,000 fans at a NFL football game.
  • Shannon hosts a 2-minute syndicated radio show called “Does the Shoe Fit?” which currently airs on stations in several different states with an audience of over half a million.
  • Shannon’s women’s conference “If the Shoe Fits” has donated over 2000 pairs of shoes to Dress for Success, a worldwide charitable organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
  • Shannon has led Praise and Worship for Lifeway conferences held annually in North Carolina and New Mexico.
  • Shannon has a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in counseling and worked in the public school system for over fourteen years.
  • Shannon has achieved national radio chart success with past recordings, and her latest CD was produced by Lifeway Christian Resources’ song writer & Producer of the Year, Paul Marino.  One song from the CD became a music video called “Bad Hair Day.”  The video was edited by Jeffrey Kubach who is known for his work on the TV show, Survivor.

Please note: I have not read The Overlooked Generation. I have provided the above information for you to explore this book further. Thanks to Adams PR Group for a complimentary copy.