First Things FirstKurt & Brenda Warner with Jennifer Schuchmann
Kurt Warner is the two-time NFL MVP–winning quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals.
Brenda Warner is an ex-Marine turned stay-at-home mom who collects coats for low-income kids and rocks babies to sleep at a hospital for chronically-ill infants.
Together they’re the parents of seven, going into their 12th year of marriage, and founders of a foundation that helps disadvantaged children and families. Their formula for success? They put First Things First—family, faith, and giving to others—it’s their family motto, and it drives everything they do.
First Things First is an honest, insightful, and entertaining look at life inside the Warner household. Kurt and Brenda speak candidly about their marriage, the values they are working to instill in their kids, things they’ve done right, mistakes they’ve made, the importance of giving back, and the legacy they hope to leave behind. Includes a 16-page full-color photo insert.
From the Back Cover:
If you think you know everything there is to know about Kurt and Brenda Warner, think again.
For instance, did you know . . .
- Kurt has to pay his own son to toss the football with him in the backyard?
- Before she met Kurt, Brenda spent several years in the United States Marine Corps, working in Intelligence?
- None of the Warner kids really wanted to go see their dad play in Super Bowl XLIII?
- The last time Kurt saw his Super Bowl ring was when the cleaning lady pulled it out from under the living room couch along with a stack of Legos, a handful of Cheerios, and a half-used stick of Brenda’s deodorant?
First Things First is an intimate, no-holds-barred look at life inside the crazed and chaotic Warner household. Speaking from a his-and-hers perspective, Kurt and Brenda talk candidly about their marriage, the values they are working to instill in their kids, things they’ve done right, mistakes they’ve made along the way, the importance of giving back, and the lasting legacy they hope to leave behind.
Table of Contents:
C O N T E N T S
foreword by Jesse Warner ix
1 football Warner style 1
2 red boots and pink bathrobes 11
3 make out or argue about Jesus? 29
4 an introduction to the Warner rules 47
5 strive to be the best you can be 65
6 parenting differences 81
7 blessings and burdens come together 99
8 treat others better than yourself (even if they play for the Steelers) 117
9 share your blessings 131
10 serve others 145
11 marriage rules 159
12 One A Day plus vitamins 175
13 fight fair 187
14 nothing but the best for my wife 201
15 use your words 217
16 a brief note on notes 231
17 Aerosmith family vacation 245
18 your family will always be there 257
19 but the greatest of these is love 269
about the authors 281
First Things First Foundation 283
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