TLC’s Kate Gosselin from Jon & Kate Plus 8 fame is promoting her new book “Eight Little Faces,” and hopes to inspire moms and people in general, with her beliefs and wants to tell parents about the trials and tribulations – and joy – of raising mulitples.
Kate’s favorite Bible verse is in Proverbs: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding… ” She told Today’s Christian Woman magazine she has it taped on her bathroom mirror.
Although TLC may downplay their religious beliefs on the show, Kate describes herself as ”a Bible-believing Christian” and their family of ten attends an Assembly of God church in their Philadelphia suburb.
Gosselin said, “If (the producers) opt to edit out our faith, I know by now it hasn’t gone unnoticed … because we receive more e-mails from people who ‘just knew we were Christians’ than I can count. Additionally, we receive more requests from churches to speak than I can fulfill!”
Kate’s new book consists of many family photos, comments from the mom of eight (twins and sextuplets) and “sprinkled” with scripture verses which have meaning for Kate and her family. She said in an email that the book “is a quick punch of inspiration for moms, women and people in general. It is packed full of lessons on topics that I have learned through giving birth to and raising twins and sextuplets.”
And what advice would Kate give to other moms of multiples? “Hang on. The first year (not to mention that pregnancy) will be extremely trying but try to enjoy it. And most importantly realize that you can do it! Develop a strict schedule, stick to it and it will pay you back multiple times!”
The TV mom also addresses the stress on a marriage when you’re parents to so many little ones. Kate told Today’s Christian Woman, “When the babies were born, I was well aware that our marriage could crumble. It was close to doing so at times. … Even though the issues have changed, it’s never gotten easier. But Jon and I are more determined than ever that we’re in this together. We’ve told our kids many times that we’re always going to be a family. There are no other options.”
Kate is set for a book signing in Lakeland today from 5-7 at Family Christian Stores. Manager of the Lakeland store, Kristopher Mendenhall said, “We’re excited to have her. I think she brings relevance to moms of multiple children.”