Description : Many of us struggle with anxiety, loneliness, and feelings of inadequacy. We know that God created us in his image, but how can we be loving when we feel burned out? How can we be free when we struggle with addiction? Will we ever enjoy the complete healing God promises? Changes That Heal by renowned psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud offers a down-to-earth plan to help us recover from the wounds of the past and grow more and more into the image of God. Combining his professional expertise and personal experience, Dr. Cloud guides us through four basic ways to become joy-filled, mature followers of Christ: Connect more deeply with others Separate from others in healthy ways Understand the good and the bad in ourselves and others Grow into greater emotional and spiritual maturity With fascinating case studies and helpful techniques we can start using immediately, Changes That Heal reminds us that God promises to complete his good work in us.
Description : Do you know the reason for your unhappiness? When attitudes toward others are based on past wounds and deception, the result cannot be good fruit. People in a state of distortion do not make wise decisions. Pride and a spirit of selfishness can have enormous consequences, actually resulting in physical illness and depression. Joy in your heart, a smile on your lips, and an attitude of forgiveness toward yourself and your offenders are vital elements in healing. The ideas of retaliation and revenge come from the Evil One who takes pleasure in destroying relationships. If Satan succeeds in stealing your joy and your peace, you may be on the road to a complete meltdown. We must resist the devil. He is the source of disorder and confusion. Condemnation is never the answer. Forgiveness is an indispensable ingredient for spiritual and emotional deliverance and is a spiritual act we can only manage by faith. Respect, care, and empathy offer hope of permanent healing.
Description : Boundaries in Dating offers illuminating insights for romance that can help you grow in freedom, honesty, and self-control as you pursue a healthy dating relationship that will lead to a healthy marriage. Dating can be fun, but it's not easy. Meeting people is just one concern. Once you've met someone, then what? What do you build? Nothing, a simple friendship, or more? How do you set smart limits on physical involvement? Financial involvement? Individual responsibilities? Respected counselors, popular radio hosts, and bestselling authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend apply the principles described in their Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries to matters of love and romance. Helping you bridge the pitfalls of dating, Boundaries in Dating unfolds a wise, biblical path to developing self-control, freedom, and intimacy in the dating process. Boundaries in Dating will help you to think, solve problems, and enjoy the journey of dating, increasing your abilities to find and commit to a marriage partner. Full of insightful, true-life examples, this much-needed book includes such topics as: Recognizing and choosing quality over perfection in a dating partner How to ensure that honest friendship is one vital component in a relationship Preserving friendships by separating between platonic relationships and romantic interest Moving past denial to deal with real relational problems in a realistic and hopeful way . . . and much more! Plus, check out Boundaries family collection of books dedicated to key areas of life - marriage, raising kids, parenting teens, and leadership. Workbooks and Spanish editions are also available.
Description : From the very beginning, you relied on her for things no one else could give you. How she met those needs -- or didn't meet them -- affected you daily as a child. And still affects you profoundly as an adult. For every son or daughter who wonders if things should have been different . . . for every man or woman who wonders if they still couldn't be . . . here's a life-changing look at The Mom Factor. She shaped you in ways that would surprise you both. No one has influenced the person you are today like your mother. The way she handled your needs as a child has shaped your worldview, your relationships, your marriage, your career, your self-image -- your life. How can you identify areas that need reshaping, make positive choices for personal change, and establish a balanced, mature relationship with Mom today? In The Mom Factor, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend steer you down a path of discovery and growth beyond the effects of six common mothering styles: -The Phantom Mom -The China-Doll Mom -The Controlling Mom -The Trophy Mom -The Still-the-Boss Mom -The American-Express Mom -- Cloud and Townsend show you how your mom affected you as a child and may still be affecting you today. You’ll find a hopeful, realistic, and empowering approach to identifying your unmet mothering needs and filling them in healthy, life-changing ways through other people. This encouraging book doesn’t just help you understand areas in your life that need change and strengthening -- it helps you apply your discoveries to attain new freedom and joy in living, and an increased ability to give and receive love. The Mom Factor is a biblical, highly practical route to wholeness and growth, deeper and more satisfying bonds with your family, friends, and spouse -- and a new, healthier way of relating to your mother today.
Description : More than the citizens of most countries, Americans are either religious or in jail--or both. But what does it mean when imprisonment and evangelization actually go hand in hand, or at least appear to? What do "faith-based" prison programs mean for the constitutional separation of church and state, particularly when prisoners who participate get special privileges? In Prison Religion, law and religion scholar Winnifred Fallers Sullivan takes up these and other important questions through a close examination of a 2005 lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a faith-based residential rehabilitation program in an Iowa state prison. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State v. Prison Fellowship Ministries, a trial in which Sullivan served as an expert witness, centered on the constitutionality of allowing religious organizations to operate programs in state-run facilities. Using the trial as a case study, Sullivan argues that separation of church and state is no longer possible. Religious authority has shifted from institutions to individuals, making it difficult to define religion, let alone disentangle it from the state. Prison Religion casts new light on church-state law, the debate over government-funded faith-based programs, and the predicament of prisoners who have precious little choice about what kind of rehabilitation they receive, if they are offered any at all.
Description : With her debut bestselling health book and cookbook, Meals That Heal Inflammation, nutritionist Julie Daniluk created the definitive guide to understanding inflammation and its link to chronic disease. With Slimming Meals That Heal, Julie highlights the all-important relationship between inflammation, allergies, and weight gain—and offers up over 120 new recipes. All too often, diets fail because they are a self-imposed temporary food prison that people can’t wait to escape. Slimming Meals That Heal will shatter the need to count calories and will conquer cravings by offering the Live-It, a delicious new way of eating that reduces the inflammation that looms in the background of anyone who struggles with their weight. Julie’s clients who have followed the SMTH anti-inflammatory plan have lost 25, 45, and even 100 pounds. Slimming Meals That Heal deepens the reader’s understanding of how food can hurt or heal. The book includes information on cleansing the organs, the specific power of superfoods, and techniques that directly reduce cravings. Julie has devised a 5-step plan on how to boost metabolism and balance hormones, leading to holistic weight balance. And just as with Julie’s first book, Slimming Meals That Heal is bursting with easy, tasty, phenomenally healthy, slimming recipes for every meal of the day, from Superfood Quinoa Porridge to Ginger Honey Salmon Soup, and from World’s Healthiest Gluten-Free Lasagna to the Best No-Bake Apple Crumble Ever. Once you try the Live-It, you’ll leave dieting behind forever as you embrace Julie’s exuberant, healthful approach to eating!
Description : Books That Change Lives is a compilation of essential books recommended by Christian retail book experts. This guide is a useful tool for beginners just coming to the faith, “veteran” Christians searching for growth and guidance and church leaders seeking to study the Christian faith and recommend quality Christian books to others.
Description : Uses an understanding of unconscious desires and needs to offer advice to parents on how to promote the emotional wholeness of their children and nurture their own development at the same time
Description : Enjoy vibrant health by tapping into nature's cornucopia of vitality-enhancing foods. The author explores the nutritional value of nuts, grains, sprouts, and vegetables and explains the benefits and dangers of various types of food.
Description : Couples, Trauma, and Catastrophes examines the issues and hardships couples face when dealing with traumatic circumstances, such as illness, child abduction, or the death of a child. From case studies and recommendations from other therapists, you will learn how to better help clients identify sources of pain and strength and help their relationships or marriages endure crises. In order to cope with the emotional stress of a tragic event, an individual needs support that is, many times, offered by a significant other. In this book, you will learn of models and suggestions that help couples communicate with each other and connect in times of great need. Couples, Trauma, and Catastrophes examines many topics that will improve your effectiveness with your clients, such as: trying to substitute another person's identity as your own and the harm it causes you and your relationship describing how to help couples hold, tell, master, and honor their traumas through therapy dealing with the death of a child through intimacy therapy and emotional responding describing congenital pseudarthrosis (CPT) and recommendations to lessen stress for the parents, such as sharing information and advice in a certain manner to avoid anger and hurt feelings and participating in a support group examining “survivor guilt” and how it negatively affects an individual and his/her relationships Observing theories from Virginia Satir and Viktor Frankl, this book offers exercises that couples can perform in therapy or at home that will help them cope with trauma. Giving you suggestions and theories that can be used to fit a variety of situations, Couples, Trauma, and Catastrophes provides you with proven, successful methods that will increase your effectiveness with clients dealing with catastrophes.