Be prepared to help a troubled friend with practical tips from this book by Brio editor Susie Shellenberger. It offers advice on what to do and say while respecting the boundaries of your friendship when the unexpected happens, including sexual abuse, depression, self-destructive behavior and other tough circumstances. Repackage of Help! My Friend's In Trouble.
A valuable handbook of practical advice for teenage girls to share with their friends Susie Shellenbergerveteran editor of Focus on the Familys Brio magazineaddresses the most vital, personal, and life-challenging issues in young womens lives so that concerned friends can respond in love and wisdom to their friends who are coping with crises. Presented in handbook form, this biblically-based, relevant, and contemporary-focused book empowers girls to salvage and even save the lives of their troubled peers. No issue is taboo (for example, she addresses self-cutting and sexual abuse) and no advice is ever vague (on the first page, Susie tells her readers that Jesus Christ is the one who does the empowering!). This classic book for teenage girls distills the wisdom of the Bible and combines it with the wisdom of many experienced and anointed counselors. Previously published as Help! My Friend Is Hurting, this reissued edition has a dynamic new format complete with sidebars and intriguing illustrations.
Susie Shellenberger travels as a fulltime speaker forty weeks or weekends every year. She has written fifty-two books, and lives in Bethany, Oklahoma with her two mini Schnauzers Obie and Amos. Susie is a former youth pastor, high school teacher, and editor. She loves Sharpies in every color, burnt hotdogs, and praying at OKC Thunder basketball games.