The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It

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Harvest House Publishers, Aug 15, 2007 - Religion - 256 pages
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Leslie Vernick, counselor and social worker, has witnessed the devastating effects of emotional abuse. Many, including many in the church, have not addressed this form of destruction in families and relationships because it is difficult to talk about. With godly guidance and practical experience, Vernick offers an empathetic approach to recognizing an emotionally destructive relationship and addresses the symptoms and the damage with biblical tools. Readers will understand how to: Reveal behaviors that are meant to control, punish, and hurt Confront and speak truth when the timing is right Determine when to keep trying, when to get out Get safe and stay safe Build an identity in Christ This practical and thorough resource will help countless individuals, families, and churches view abuse from God's perspective and understand how vital it is for victims to embrace His freedom from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and generational effects of emotionally destructive relationships.
 

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User Review  - Anonymous - Christianbook.com

It has opened my eyes and helped me to understand what is considered unacceptable. They say hind sight is 20/20. The relationship is now over but it is now time for healing and this helps to put it into perspective. Read full review

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User Review  - robertanthony87 - Christianbook.com

This book was great. It is a very open dialogue that proved very convicting on some of my own destructive habits. Recommend it highly. Read full review

Contents

Making a Good Start
9
Created to Live Connected
11
Seeing It
19
Stopping It
115
Surviving It
177
Resources for Further Help
225
Categories of Abuse
233
A Special Word to People Helpers
237
Notes
243
About the Author
249
Harvest House Books to Help You Grow Spiritually and Emotionally
251
About the Publisher
255
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Leslie Vernick, a licensed clinical social worker with a private counseling practice, has authored numerous books, including The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and Lord, I Just Want to Be Happy. She completed postgraduate work in biblical counseling and cognitive therapy. Leslie and her husband, Howard, have been married more than 30 years and have two grown children.

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