A Daughter's Journey Home   -     By: Dr. Linda Mintle
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A Daughter's Journey Home

Thomas Nelson / 2004 / Hardcover

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"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.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 260
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1591451000
ISBN-13: 9781591451006
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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.

Author Bio

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.

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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 Information.

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