Guest post from Ed Grizzle, author of It's Your Decision

Title: It's Your Decision
Author: Ed Grizzle
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 128
Genre: Family Relationships/Parenting
Format: Ebook
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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.


My name is Ed and I lived a horrible childhood like many young  people are living today.  After meeting my wife to be, things started to change for the better.  My parents didn't seem to care much about me but Mary did.  That is why the book was written.  I wanted to tell people who are having a difficult life that a life with Jesus Christ can and will make all the difference in the world for the way you live your life. I got involved with smoking and drinking at an early age.  My dad divorced my mom when I was 13 years old and that was when I committed my first burglary.  That was the beginning of my criminal career.

     After meeting Mary and getting married, my life turn completely around.  Mary introduced me to Jesus Christ and we were both baptized into Him and started to live for Him, not necessarily for ourselves.  We raised our children and they are now raising their children the same way we raised them.  Bottom line is this.  If we live according to Jesus Christ's way, we can have a beautiful life.  Mary and our family did.  So can you.  The decision is up to you.

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