All in the Family: Faith Issues for Families Dealing with Addiction

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WestBow Press, Jul 20, 2010 - Religion - 204 pages
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Many excellent and informative books have been written on addiction. These books have provided information about the nature of the disease, characteristics of the addictive life-style, and ways to offer recovery to the addict. There have also been helpful books written on the dynamics of family life when family members have an individual who has an addiction. However, few books have been written to help families as they struggle with the faith questions and issues that arise when addiction is a part of the family. This book will help families deal with these faith questions and issues such as where is God, how do I pray, and is there hope?

This book is written for families that are dealing with the addiction of a family member. It is intended to address the faith issues that these families are struggling with as they also deal with the family dynamics associated with addiction.

 

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Contents

The Family Guilt Trip
13
How Does Addiction Impact My Christian Life?
27
If I Just Pray Hard Enough
45
If I Acted Better The Children of Addicts
63
When the Addict Is Your Spouse
85
When the Addict Is Your Child
101
The Double Demons of Addiction
125
Can I Let Go and Let God?
143
I Cant Do This Anymore
163
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Rev. Rita Hays lives in Nashville, Tennessee and serves as the Associate Pastor at Connell Memorial United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Dr. Hays is the author of two books, published by Discipleship Resources: The Children's Minister and The Most Important Space in the Church, The Nursery. She earned a BA from Mercer University, an MRE from Southern Baptist Seminary, and a D.Min. from Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has also taught Christian education classes at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. Hays has ministered in the area of Christian Education for over 25 years, especially in the area of Children and Family Ministry.

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