The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It
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Number of Pages: 250
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2007
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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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.
Michelle Borquez, author of God Crazy and host of I-Life Television's Shine
Winston Smith, MDiv, director of counseling services and faculty member at Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
Karl Benzio, MD, psychiatrist; founder and executive director of Lighthouse Network
Jeffery Black, PhD, associate pastor of Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia, licensed psychologist, chair and professor of the masters in Christian counseling at Philadelphia Biblical University
Gene Appel, lead pastor, Willow Creek Community Church
Brenda Branson and Paula Silva, FOCUS Ministries, Inc., authors of Violence Among Us: Ministry to Families in Crisis
Dr. Catherine Hart Weber, coauthor of Secrets of Eve and Unveiling Depression in Women; adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary
Poppy Smith, international speaker and author
robertanthony875 Stars Out Of 5GreatSeptember 3, 2013robertanthony87Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was great.
It is a very open dialogue that proved very convicting on some of my own destructive habits.
Recommend it highly.
newfy1Upstate N.Y.Age: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5very helpful in understanding destructive patternsAugust 29, 2013newfy1Upstate N.Y.Age: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I found this to be very helpful in understanding destructive patterns,and how they are best dealt with in a Godly manner. It also helped to see my own strengths and weakness , equipping me to deal with situation more constructively , and in a way more pleasing to the Lord . I have seen an amazing difference in relationships I once struggled in.Leslie has wonderful insight , I would purchase again , publishings from this author. THANKS Leslie - Life is GOOD!!!!!!
teenerHigh Ridge, MOAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Truly a God send when I needed it.August 3, 2013teenerHigh Ridge, MOAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I heard Leslie on Focus on the Family talking about this book. I checked the local library and they had it. I always had a feeling their was something wrong in my relationship to my husband, but could never put my finger on it.
The first sentence of chapter one in this book are the exact same words I have screamed to my own husband. I knew then that God had finally answered my prayer.
If you know in your soul that something is wrong in your relationship GET THIS BOOK. It is worth every penny and them some for the sanity and perspective it will give you. I liked this book on my facebook page and recommended it to several people.
TammyButler, PAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book is wonderfully written and very helpful!March 25, 2013TammyButler, PAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I would and did recommend this to many friends whom I think would benefit from this wonderfully written and helpful book! Leslie Vernick is an awesome Christian writer! I refer to this book and the scriptures she references to over and over! This book has inspired me to do the right things in my emotionally destructive relationship! Thank you Leslie!
38NEGender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Eye OpeningMarch 13, 201338NEGender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It 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.