Author: Ed Grizzle
Genre: Family Relationships/Parenting
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Children are gifts from God, but parenting those children can often be a difficult task. In It’s Your Decision, author Ed Grizzle shows how parenting can be successful when it’s carried out according to God’s plan. Using his life’s experiences as a guide, Grizzle explores the importance of making the right decisions in life—from choosing the right lifestyle and the right mate and to raising children according to what God has planned for you.
It’s Your Decision discusses
• planning for children;
• knowing what children need;
• being aware of the important years in a child’s life;
• understanding that children will test parents;
• valuing the role of grandparents;
• dealing with abused children;
• communicating openly and honestly;
• clarifying family roles.
Grizzle presents a guide to strengthening lives and making your family life more enjoyable. He shows how this is possible when you accept Jesus Christ into your life; he will show you the way in the difficult times.
Can you give us a go-for-the-gut answer as to why you wanted to be an author?
I wanted to share my life story with as many people as I could. Since I had a terrible life growing up, I wanted to share Jesus Christ with as many people as I could since He was the answer to my wonderful life today.
Tell us (we won’t tell promise!) is it all it’s cracked up to be? I mean what are the perks and what are the demands?
I personally felt good that I was able to share with as many people as I could about my life. That was the perk for me. There were no demands.
Which route did you take – traditional or self-published – and can you give us the nitty gritty low down on what’s that like?
I took self publishing because it was recommended to me by a wonderful friend. I don’t have any regrets.
Tell us for real what your family feels about you spending so much time getting your book written, polished, edited, formatted, published, what have you?
I lived alone because my wife passed on and all my children were raising their own families. My family was totally supportive of what I was doing.
In writing your book, how did you deal with the phone ringing, your family needing dinner or your boss calling you saying you’re late?
That was not a problem because I lived alone as described in question 4.
Ed Grizzle started a ministry called It’s Your Decision that helps addicts, prostitutes, and others who face difficult circumstances. He and his late wife, Mary, raised two children. Grizzle currently lives in Illinois