Description : From a leading voice on recovering from toxic relationships, a deeply insightful guide to getting back to your "old self" again--in order to truly heal and move on. Jackson MacKenzie has helped millions of people in their struggle to understand the experience of toxic relationships. His first book, Psychopath Free, explained how to identify and survive the immediate situation. In this highly anticipated new book, he guides readers on what to do next--how to fully heal from abuse in order to find love and acceptance for the self and others. Through his close work with--and deep connection to--thousands of survivors of abusive relationships Jackson discovered that most survivors have symptoms of trauma long after the relationship is over. These range from feelings of numbness and emptiness to depression, perfectionism, substance abuse, and many more. But he’s also found that it is possible to work through these symptoms and find love on the other side, and this book shows how. Through a practice of mindfulness, introspection, and exercises using specific tools, readers learn to identify the protective self they've developed - and uncover the core self, so that they can finally move on to live a full and authentic life--to once again feel light, free, and whole, and ready to love again. This book addresses and provides crucial guidance on topics and conditions like: complex PTSD, Narcissistic abuse, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Codependency, Core wounding, toxic shame, Borderline Personality Disorder, and so many more. Whole Again offers hope and multiple strategies to anyone who has survived a toxic relationship, as well as anyone suffering the effects of a breakup involving lying, cheating and other forms of abuse--to release old wounds and safely let the love back inside where it belongs.
Description : Could a "Real Man" Please Stand UP! So, what does a Real Man look like? What makes a man complete? Men, have you ever come to a point in life where you have asked yourelf... Who am I? Where am I going? Am I for Real or am I perpetrating a fraud!? WOW!
Description : As I look around day after day at the body of Christ as a whole, many members but one body of Christ, my spirit is grieved. Pastor, teacher, preacher, Christian leaderour leaders are becoming weary, and they are no longer walking in the strong faith they once walked in. Day after day, I am face-to-face with yet another weary, wounded believer who is willing to quit and give up rather than get to the secret of the matter at hand. I have found myself teaching, preaching to another with a wounded, broken heart while my heart was bleeding worse than the one whom I was helping. I found depressionwhatever pressed you could name, I was connected to it. Just down and out, I could not even get out of bed for weeks at a time. All I wanted to do was to help others become healed of their wounded issues while I was covering up, still in fragments myself. I see so many wounded leaders in charge of so many souls who are hurting and needing Gods help to make them wholethey are hurting and wounded themselves. A question of our covered-up, wounded heart that my spiritual radar tuned into is, whom do we as spiritual leaders turn to when we are wounded and bleeding from our issues? I hear over and over from spiritual leaders: whom do we talk to when we find ourselves, as Paul puts it, in trouble on every side, case down, perplexed, and even persecuted who do we turn to? What step or tools does a leader who shepherds over many souls have to use to express in daily life how not to feel distressed, despair, forsaken or destroyed? How can you and I as leaders help a wounded Christian in the need to be made whole when we ourselves are still in fragments: uncompleted, fragile, easily broken, broken in many pieces, not all together ourselves? I have learned over the years as a spiritual leader that we have learned how to covered up our wounds well; we have learned to cover up our pain and hurt that were afflicted upon us by
Description : My wife Shari, had passed away a couple of years earlier and I was having a difficult time dealing with life after her passing and all the emotions you experience afterwards. It seemed as though my personal life had ended. I had gotten to the lowest point in my life. My sorrow was overwhelming and the loneliness was almost unbearable. "I will make you whole again," that's what He said. I can hear it as plain today as I did a few years ago. I didn't fully understand what that meant but I knew my healing would begin. One Sunday as I headed to church, God spoke to me in words as clear and plain as in a conversation with a friend. He said "I will make you whole again." The words were loud and clear. I was shocked! I pulled my truck off the road and stopped. I looked in the back seat to see if anyone was there. I checked the radio to see if it had come on. There was only me in the truck, alone. Those words were echoing in my ears. Where did that voice come from? It was such a loud and strong voice. I realized it was God's voice. My God had spoken to me with words loud and clear. I began to pray and thank God for that assurance. I didn't fully understand what those words meant, but I knew God was with me and would help me.
Description : I was still a mother, but not under any circumstance I recognized. I was no longer a wife. Instead of being someone who fit into my community, I became a woman who stuck out. I felt I was standing naked, exposed to some harsh environment, and I hadn't even noticed the layers of my clothing (or roles) being stripped away. Sheila Ellison from The Courage to Be a Single Mother In this refreshingly real and honest book, Sheila Ellison conveys the story of her divorce, and those of dozens of other single mothers, to comfort and empower divorced moms. The raw emotional responses to divorce are shared by everyone who goes through this traumatic experience: grief, guilt, desperation, humiliation, rage, and loneliness. "Divorce strips away the facade of a happy family," Ellison says, "and lets the world in on a painful personal secret.... Yet there is amazing freedom in revealing and finally living the truth, in having everyone see the imperfection, in surviving this huge life change and still coming out with yourself." Ellison says, it is from the inevitable despair, doubt, and fear surrounding divorce that women gain clarity and perspective to summon the courage to move from the darkest place in their lives toward the light. It also takes tremendous vision--"an ability to imagine the light even when you can't see it." Ellison encourages divorced women to be open to new possibilities as they discover how they really want to live their lives. Ellison also discusses the complexities of divorce, from the practical to the emotional and spiritual: telling one's children, family, and friends; finding an attorney; dealing with visitation and restraining orders; coming up with a new and livable definition of "family"; nurturing angry, sad, and confused kids; enlisting support from friends and loved ones; quieting one's inner questioning and guilt; finding faith; and more. Wearing a new ring that symbolizes her ultimately liberating journey/--/her wedding ring melted down and redesigned, "just like my life"/--/Ellison is living proof that single moms can move beyond pain and mere survival to heal their souls, free their spirits, and build happier lives for themselves and their children.
Description : An all-new adventure revisiting Edward Scissorhands' two decades after the end of the fan-favorite movie! In a castle just outside a sleepy suburban town, a brilliant inventor created Edward Scissorhands but left him tragically unfinished. Two generations of exile have left Edward digging through abandoned experiments, but once he wakes up a creature left buried, he discovers he isn't the only one missing a vital piece. As Edward tries to fix a grave mistake, he comes face-to-face with a teenage girl who was sure he was only myth despite the stories her grandmother told her about the man she could never touch.
Description : Joyce I often called you by your name and very seldom called you momma, but I must admit that you did the best that you could with what you had. I truly forgave you in my heart, but there were times when it wasn’t shown. I miss you momma, I missed you as friend and someone to talk to. Even though the time was lost and is no more. I promised myself to do better and be the best mother I can be. God has given me another chance to be a mother and I will love hard and even harder because I want what’s best for my children. Even though my children are grown I can’t undo what has been done, but if given a chance I will love them hard and be there for them when they call.