Do you feel trapped by coworkers, friends and even loved ones who want to pressure you into doing things their way? Do you feel uncomfortable because you know that they're trying to manipulate you in subtle ways? Lou Priolo answers these questions in this practical booklet. By looking to the example of Jesus, Priolo provides a four-step method of replacing your attitude with a godly one, so that you'll be ready to face manipulation wherever you find it.
This booklet guides the reader to respond biblically to manipulative people.
Lou Priolo is the founder and president of Competent to Counsel International and an instructor with Birmingham Theological Seminary. He has been a full-time biblical counselor since 1985 and is a fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Lou has been married to his wife, Kim, since 1987 and has two daughters, Sophia and Gabriella.
Lou Priolo is the Director of the Eastwood Counseling Ministry in Montgomery, Alabama. He is a graduate of Calvary Bible College and Liberty University. Lou has been a full-time biblical counselor and instructor for more than twenty-three years, and is a Fellow of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. He lives in Wetumpka, Alabama, with his wife Kim and his daughters Sophia and Gabriella.
"When I worked with Lou Priolo at the Atlanta Biblical Counseling Center, he taught me how to help counselees recognize manipulation and how to biblically respond. In this booklet, he tells his readers. I highly recommend this booklet to you---read it, study it, and complete the practical exercises at the end. You will not only learn how to honor God in your response but also how to help the manipulator to not 'be wise in his own eyes.'" -Martha Peace, Author of The Excellent Wife and Damsels in Distress
When I worked with Lou Priolo at the Atlanta Biblical Counseling Center, he taught me how to help counselees recognize manipulation and how to biblically respond. In this booklet, he tells his readers. I highly recommend this booklet to you read it, study it, and complete the practical exercises at the end. You will not only learn how to honor God in your response but also how to help the manipulator to not be wise in his own eyes.
Here is a series of booklets that will provide the pastor and interested layman with a veritable arsenal of material for attacking problems that people have! In them, my fishing buddy, Lou Priolo, has cast his lure accurately and will retrieve many a roaming fish from the problems of bitterness, lying, manipulation, divorce, and wondering about his self-image. All fishers of men should buy and distribute them in counseling and generally. Churches should fill their tract racks with them. They will bless many.
Here is a great tool for counselors. By studying how Christ dealt with those who tried to manipulate Him, Lou suggests several practical principles for those who find themselves either being manipulated or manipulating others.