"I love my mom, but she drives me crazy!" Are you carrying around emotional baggage from a strained relationship with your mother? Dr. Mintle, an experienced family therapist, provides encouragement; pinpoints common issues; and offers biblical wisdom and practical ideas for making mother-daughter connections that stand the test of time---and lighten your load. 260 pages, hardcover from Integrity.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 260 Vendor: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 1591451000 ISBN-13: 9781591451006 Availability: Available to ship on or about 05/17/14.
Many women can identify with the sentiment, "I love my mom, BUT . . ." A Daughter's Journey Home pinpoints commonly faced issues with moms and daughters while giving practical insight on how to make connections with Mom that will stand the test of time.
Dr. Linda Mintle is a national expert on the psychology of food, weight and body image, and relationships. With 25 years of clinical experience she brings sensibility and real help to those who struggle. And her academic appointment at Eastern Virginia Medical School keeps her abreast of current research. A best-selling author, national news consultant, and blogger, she hosts her own website.
From her perspective as a Christian therapist with more than 20 years of
experience in private practice, Mintle (Divorce-Proofing Your Marriage, etc.)
examines the difficulties inherent in the mother-daughter relationship as
conventionally defined within U.S. culture. Addressed to women of all ages who
want to forge a more intimate connection with their female parent, the author
provides useful tools for coping with emotions and situations (beyond anger at
obviously dysfunctional parenting) that prevent closeness, including a
daughter's extreme need for approval or an inability to detach emotionally
from her mother (leading either to very distant or excessively close
connections). Mintle's practical advice is always alloyed by spiritual
guidance. Anger-management techniques, for example, such as avoiding
"nonessential triggers," talking problems over with friends and learning how
to be assertive are presented along with appropriate verses drawn from the
Bible. In addition to more active strategies, Mintle consistently recommends
prayer and acceptance as the road to deepening a mother-daughter bond. She is
convinced that the spiritual act of forgiveness, for even the most abusive or
dysfunctional mothers, is a worthy and se lf-healing goal for daughters. The
book will be of most help to those who share the author's deep religious
commitment, which fans of her books on marriage, eating disorders and
infertility will recognize. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business
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