When Your Child Breaks Your Heart

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 0800787757
Size: 62.86 MB
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When Your Child Breaks Your Heart from the Author: Barbara Johnson. Beloved author Barbara Johnson offers hope to families facing difficulty coming to terms with a child's decisions in life, sharing how God brought her through the deep waters--and how he will do the same for them.

When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart

Author: Joel Young
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493003968
Size: 59.92 MB
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When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart from the Author: Joel Young. Behind nearly every adult who is accused of a crime, becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, or who is severely mentally ill and acting out in public, there is usually at least one extremely stressed-out parent. This parent may initially react with the bad news of their adult child behaving badly with, "Oh no!" followed by, "How can I help to fix this?" A very common third reaction is the thought, "Where did I go wrong--was it something I said or did, or that I failed to do when my child was growing up that caused these issues? Is this really somehow all my fault?" These parents then open their homes, their pocketbooks, their hearts, and their futures to "saving" their adult child--who may go on to leave them financially and emotionally broken. Sometimes these families also raise the children their adult children leave behind: 1.6 million grandparents in the U.S. are in this situation. This helpful book presents families with quotations and scenarios from real suffering parents (who are not identified), practical advice, and tested strategies for coping. It also discusses the fact that parents of adult children may themselves need therapy and medications, especially antidepressants. The book is written in a clear, reassuring manner by Dr. Joel L. Young, medical director of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, Michigan; with noted medical writer Christine Adamec, author of many books in the field. In the wake of the Newtown shooting and the viral popularity of the post "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother," America is now taking a fresh look, not only at gun control, but also on how we treat mental illness. Another major issue is our support or stigmatization of those with adult children who are a major risk to their families as well to society itself. This book is part of that conversation.

When God Breaks Your Heart

Author: Ed Underwood
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434767516
Size: 25.81 MB
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When God Breaks Your Heart from the Author: Ed Underwood. Struck by a tragic disease, pastor Ed Underwood struggles to reconcile his suffering with a loving God, and discovers fresh hope through the story of Lazarus.

Where Does A Mother Go To Resign

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
ISBN: 9780764229411
Size: 51.34 MB
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Where Does A Mother Go To Resign from the Author: Barbara Johnson. Beloved author Barbara Johnson offers hope to families facing difficulty coming to terms with a child's decisions in life, sharing how God brought her through the deep waters-and how he will do the same for them.

The Vulnerable Observer

Author: Ruth Behar
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807046485
Size: 72.83 MB
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The Vulnerable Observer from the Author: Ruth Behar. Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice. She does so in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling, not only in contemporary anthropology, but in all acts of witnessing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Healing A Parent S Grieving Heart

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Publisher: Companion Press
ISBN: 1879651300
Size: 65.75 MB
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Healing A Parent S Grieving Heart from the Author: Alan D. Wolfelt. Presenting simple yet highly effective methods for coping and healing, this book provides answers and relief to parents trying to deal with the loss of a child. It offers 100 practical, action-oriented tips for embracing grief, such as writing a letter to the child who has died; spending time with others who will listen to stories of grief; creating a memory book, box, or Web site; and remembering others who may still be struggling with the death. The guide also addresses common problems for grieving parents, including dealing with marital stress, helping surviving siblings, dealing with hurtful advice, and exploring feelings of guilt. This compassionate resource will aid parents who have been through the death of a child—whether the passing happened recently or many years ago, whether the child was young or an adult.

30 Lessons For Living

Author: Karl Pillemer, Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101545852
Size: 46.82 MB
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30 Lessons For Living from the Author: Karl Pillemer, Ph.D.. “Heartfelt and ever-endearing—equal parts information and inspiration. This is a book to keep by your bedside and return to often.”—Amy Dickinson, nationally syndicated advice columnist "Ask Amy" More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness. After a chance encounter with an extraordinary ninety-year-old woman, renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer began to wonder what older people know about life that the rest of us don't. His quest led him to interview more than one thousand Americans over the age of sixty-five to seek their counsel on all the big issues: children, marriage, money, career, aging. Their moving stories and uncompromisingly honest answers often surprised him. And he found that he consistently heard advice that pointed to these thirty lessons for living. Here he weaves their personal recollections of difficulties overcome and lives well lived into a timeless book filled with the hard-won advice these older Americans wish someone had given them when they were young. Like This I Believe, StoryCorps's Listening Is an Act of Love, and Tuesdays with Morrie, 30 Lessons for Living is a book to keep and to give. Offering clear advice toward a more fulfilling life, it is as useful as it is inspiring.

Cry Heart But Never Break

Author: Glen Ringtved
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
ISBN: 9781592701872
Size: 19.50 MB
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Cry Heart But Never Break from the Author: Glen Ringtved. A beautiful, sensitive picture book about being able to say goodbye to thosewe love, while holding them in memory."

Done With The Crying

Author: Sheri McGregor
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997352207
Size: 40.58 MB
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Done With The Crying from the Author: Sheri McGregor. If such a precious relationship can fall apart, then what is safe? Mothers of estranged adult children wonder: What did I do wrong? Who can I trust? Will my other children leave too? Sheri McGregor, M.A., is a loving mother to whom the unthinkable happened. She uses tools, understanding, and the insight from more than 9,000 parents to help.

When His Secret Sin Breaks Your Heart

Author: Kathy Gallagher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780971547018
Size: 80.12 MB
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When His Secret Sin Breaks Your Heart from the Author: Kathy Gallagher. Behind every husband enslaved to sexual sin, there is a woman reaping the horrible side effects of his self-centered life-style. What can be more devastating for a wife than to discover her husband has a secret obsession with pornography and other women? Yet, this is what countless Christian wives face every day. Kathy Gallagher has been there; she understands the pain of rejection, the feelings of hopelessness and the questions that plague a hurting wife. In this collection of letters, Kathy imparts heart-felt encouragement by providing the practical, biblical answers that helped her find healing in the midst of her most trying storm. The 30-day journal offers wives a place to prayerfully reflect and meditate upon Kathy's letters. When His Secret Sin Breaks Your Heart testifies that there is hope for the most dejected of souls and the bleakest of marriages.