Forgiving Others And Trusting God A Handbook For Survivors Of Child Abuse Experience Healing For Deep Wounds That Hinder Your Relationship With

Author: J. E. Norris-Bernal
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1612159605
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Why yet another book about forgiveness? Abundant literature, written from Christian and other spiritual perspectives, is available specifying why forgiving those who offend us results in such improved physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual health. What makes this book unique, however, is that it deals strictly with survivors of child abuse and the profound ways that they are affected for life without some type of intervention. Learning to forgive, healing from abuse, and trusting/finding intimacy with Father God are three processes that are difficult, if not impossible, for most survivors of child abuse to experience. The power inherent in forgiveness contributes enormously to healing for deep wounds and the realization of true intimacy with the One we are privileged to call Abba, Father. Many survivors' highly personal, deeply sensitive, and incredibly dramatic accounts of abuse suffered, their choices to forgive, their experiences of deep healing, and ultimately the fulfillment of lifelong desires for closeness with God are documented in Forgiving Others and Trusting God . . . Handbook for Survivors of Child Abuse. You will find these accounts both inspirational and unforgettable! Even if you never were victimized as a child, you will gain plenty of hands-on, practical tools to assist in your own journey from overcoming any emotional or spiritual obstacles and hindrances to forgiving others and trusting God. J. E. Norris-Bernal, M.S., was a Marriage and Family Therapist for over 20 years and an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Ms. Norris-Bernal is currently a college professor teaching English and Psychology courses. She is also a Christian life coach for local and long-distance clientele. Prior to her work as a mental health professional, Ms. Norris-Bernal was a professional editor for 10 years. She resides in Arizona with her husband, and they have three adult children living in Southern California.

Pastoral Care With Stepfamilies

Author: Loren Townsend
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 9780827229662
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Loren Townsend shows ministers and pastoral counselors how they can provide effective marriage and family counseling for a growing segment of the population.

New Life Stories

Author: Hilary H. Carter
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782796622
Size: 65.51 MB
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Suffering comes in many forms. From depression to alcoholism, from drug addiction to sudden bereavement, from abuse to burnout, from social anxiety to relationship issues and more. In the hills of northern Thailand is a unique and exciting mindful recovery community where people from all over the world can learn to discover a new life through the practice of mindfulness. In this book, ten of the residents of the New Life Foundation share their own stories, demonstrating how they have benefited through the practice of mindfulness. Their fascinating true-life narratives demonstrate that however far we fall, there is always hope and the opportunity to learn and grow from our experience. The foundation is a registered non-profit organization that aims to provide affordable support for all in need. 100% of the royalties from this book will be donated to New Life.

Living In The Victory Of Jesus

Author: A. Okechukwu Ogbonnaya
Publisher: Urban Ministries Inc
ISBN: 9781603520904
Size: 35.68 MB
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Living in the Victory of Jesus!: Bible Lessons to Deepen Faith examines the lives of powerful biblical characters such as the Prodigal Son, Joseph, and, of course, Jesus to demonstrate the power we can have over very real challenges in life such as grief, sin, sickness, and those who try to limit us. Claim victory over lifes turmoil, and become the champion God created you to be.

The Healing Of Windwalker A Story Of Love Hate And Redemption

Author: Donald L. Chadd
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1682134865
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At six years of age, the orphaned Windwalker, a.k.a., "Walker", is given to LDS Placement Services by the Navajo Indian tribe to be placed with an adoptive LDS family. In the loving and Christ-centered environment his foster home provides, Walker matures physically, mentally, and spiritually. As the years pass and Walker turns fifteen, he and his foster family anxiously await the necessary tribal consent for his adoption to take place. During this time Walker has a vision in which he sees himself entrusted with the responsibility of getting an urgent message to his people. He is to tell them that they will not become a great nation until they lay down the false traditions of their fathers and take up the true traditions of the ancient ones. As Walker prepares mentally and spiritually for his mission and for the long-awaited adoption, he is unaware of the forces working against him and his family to prevent the adoption. When Walker finds out who is responsible, he puts together a diabolical plan to get revenge. With a hate-filled heart and his vision all but forgotten, he executes his plan and his life spirals out of control. When Walker discovers he is dying, he knows he has reached the point of no return. He is grief-stricken as he realizes that he has failed not only God, but his beloved family and his people. He is afraid there is no hope for him either in this life or in the next so he goes to live alone on a mesa to pray for forgiveness and to await his impending death. Can Walker ever be forgiven for what he has done? Will Walker's urgent message to his people ever be delivered?

The Lost Art Of Forgiving

Author: Johann Christoph Arnold
ISBN: 9780874869507
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The Lost Art of Forgiving is a collection of stories showing the healing power of forgiveness in the experiences of ordinary people scarred by crime, betrayal, abuse, bigotry and war. It lets the lives and voices of whose who have forgiven, and those who haven't, speak for themselves.s

The Forgiveness Handbook

Author: The Editors at Skylight Paths
Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594735778
Size: 58.73 MB
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Inspiration and encouragement from across faith traditions for all who seek hope and wholeness through letting go. “The burden of a grudge, resentment or bitterness is not fully understood until the act of forgiving another lifts it and the freedom of grace given is experienced. How weighed down we are with being unforgiving! When you truly forgive from the heart … you know it by the liberation of your own soul.” —Rev. Timothy J. Mooney, in “A Choice and a Gift” Old wounds can bind up your heart and keep you from fully loving—and fully living—in the present. Your pain may come from devastating trauma or unconscious resentment from accumulated everyday grievances. No matter the depth of the hurt, true healing comes from the courage to face the past and begin the process of letting go. These offerings of warmth and wisdom from many different faiths, backgrounds and perspectives will encourage you to begin your own journey toward the wholeness and freedom that comes from true forgiveness. CONTRIBUTORS: Marcus Aurelius • Nancy L. Bieber • Rev. Carolyne Call • Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell • Nancy Barrett Chickerneo, PhD • Paul Wesley Chilcote, PhD • William Cleary •Nancy Corcoran, CSJ • Linda Douty • Rabbi Ted Falcon • Marcia Ford • Marie M. Fortune • Tamar Frankiel, PhD • Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, DHL • Caren Goldman • Rev. Steven Greenebaum • Judy Greenfeld • Kent Ira Groff • Diana L. Guerrero • Karyn D. Kedar • Kay Lindahl • Rabbi David Lyon • Pastor Don Mackenzie • St. Maximos • Ron Miller • Diane M. Millis, PhD • Rev. Timothy J. Mooney • John Philip Newell • Linda Novick • Rev. Larry J. Peacock • Gordon Peerman • M. Basil Pennington, OCSO • Jan Phillips • Susan Quinn • Imam Jamal Rahman • Marty Richards, MSW, LCSW • The Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson, PhD • Rev. Nanette Sawyer • Rev. Donna Schaper • Katharine Jefferts Schori • Rami Shapiro • Louise Silk • Rev. Susan Sparks • Aaron Spevack, PhD • Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz • Molly and Bernie Srode • Tom Stella • Sohaib N. Sultan • Terry Taylor • Yoland Trevino • Rev. Jane E. Vennard • The Rev. Peter Wallace • Cynthia Winton-Henry

New Beginnings

Author: Betty Jane Wylie
ISBN: 9781550132861
Size: 58.54 MB
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