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You Are Not Alone

Author: Dena Yohe
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
ISBN: 1601428375
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Offers guidance and inspiration for parents dealing with children suffering through self-injury, mental illness, depression, bullying, or destructive choices, sharing healthy ways of maintaining other relationships and retaining hope through difficult times.

You Are Not Alone

Author: Dena Yohe
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 1601428383
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You would go to the ends of the earth for your child. So, if your teenager or young adult is in the midst of crisis due to self-injury, mental illness, depression, bullying, or destructive choices, you probably feel broken, powerless, and isolated. Dena Yohe wants you to know you are not alone. You are not a bad parent. And you are going to be okay. Dena has been where you are. In You Are Not Alone, she speaks from experience as she offers healthy ways to maintain your other relationships, suggestions for responding to friends who don’t understand, and ideas for keeping up your emotional and spiritual well-being when your world feels as if it’s crashing down. It is possible to find purpose in your pain, joy beyond your fear, and hope for every tomorrow. Includes prayers, exercises, websites, and other helpful resources. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Engaging Today S Prodigal

Author: Carol Barnier
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802481477
Size: 11.12 MB
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Many families today experience the profound guilt and shame filled pain of seeing a child walk away from their faith and values. Churches and parents feel powerless to change the relationship and engage the prodigal in positive ways. Carol Barnier has the insight to help. She left the faith of her pastor father, became an active atheist, debated Christians, and explored a variety of worldviews before she found the truth in a relationship with Jesus. But far more than her personal story, Engaging Today's Prodigal equips readers with a better understanding of a prodigal's motivation, useful responses that won't prevent reconciliation, clear boundaries to protect themselves and other children, actions to take when you know you have contributed to the problem, and the value of realistic expectations. With effective wit and humor, Carol provides material relevant for churches, parents and even the prodigals themselves. Can your family or church interact with a prodigal in ways that build a relationship bridge that can provide a way back home when they are ready? Let Engaging Today's Prodigal equip you with clear, specific actions that can overcome the shame, hurt, and loss to bring real hope for the future.

You Are Not Alone

Author: Julia Thorne
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060969776
Size: 24.45 MB
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A uniquely compassionate book that provides information, companionship and hope for individuals and families coping with depression.

Hope For Hurting Parents Parent Notebook

Author: Dena Yohe
Publisher: EABooks Publishing
ISBN: 9781945975639
Size: 37.73 MB
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The Hope for Hurting Parents Parent Notebook is a product of the Hope for Hurting Parents ministry (HopeforHurtingParents.com). It was developed to be used by the parents who attend one of their support groups. These groups help moms and dads with broken hearts due to the choices and behaviors of their teen to adult children. The purpose is to help these parents process their pain with others who understand, instead of isolating in guilt and shame. Hope for Hurting Parents strives to come alongside these brokenhearted to give comfort, encouragement and hope so that they can move from surviving to thriving. These groups can include step-parents and grandparents, too. The Parent Notebook explains what to expect in the support group, introduces the authors, provides group guidelines, and tells what others are saying about these faith-based groups. The notebook also contains the content that is discussed in the meetings. The topics are: grief and loss, enabling, guilt, fear, detachment, worry and anxiety, anger, resentment, letting go, expectations, guarding your marriage, guarding your family, powerlessness and control, communication, waiting, surviving the holidays, courageous love, forgiveness, thankfulness, self-care, expectations, and hope. A page for journaling or note-taking is at the end of each session. The intention is for parents to bring their notebook with them each time they go to a meeting. The Appendix has extra material used in some of the sessions. A list of recommended books, websites, and other resources is a huge bonus. The sessions are beneficial to be read and referred to not just during the support group meetings, but also at home. Hope for Hurting Parents support groups are not high content-driven. The focus is on being safe, confidential, loving communities where parents can be real, share their feelings with others who understand, and won't think less of them or give pat answers. This is a place where they can find the comfort, encouragement, and hope they need for what may be a long, difficult journey.

Raising Troubled Kids

Author: Margaret Puckette
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
ISBN: 9781419693427
Size: 11.74 MB
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For parents and family members who live with a troubled child orteen, this is a fact-filled and practical guide for achievingstability and well-being by managing daily life in a stressfulhome.

When Parents Hurt

Author: Joshua Coleman, PhD
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061877239
Size: 71.98 MB
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This unique book supports parents who are struggling with the heartache of having a teenager or an adult child who is troubled, angry, or distant. Such rifts can cause unspeakable sorrow that parents too often must bear alone. Psychologist and parent Joshua Coleman, Ph.D., offers insight, empathy, and perspective to those who have lost the opportunity to be the parent they desperately wanted to be and who are mourning the loss of a harmonious relationship with their child. Through case examples and healing exercises, Dr. Coleman helps parents: Reduce anger, guilt, and shame Learn how temperament, the teen years, their own or a partner's mistakes, and divorce can strain the parent-child bond Come to terms with their own and their child's imperfections Maintain self-esteem through difficult times Develop strategies for rebuilding the relationship or move toward acceptance of what can't be changed Understand how society's high expectations of parents contribute to the risk of parental wounds By helping parents recognize what they can do, and let go of what they cannot, Dr. Coleman helps families develop more positive ways of healing themselves and relating to each other.

When Good Kids Make Bad Choices

Author: Elyse Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736933727
Size: 16.33 MB
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There is perhaps no greater fear in a parent's heart than the thought that a much-loved and well-cared-for child will make bad choices or even become a prodigal. What are parents to do in such circumstances? Authors Jim Newheiser and Elyse Fitzpatrick speak from years of personal experience as both parents and biblical counselors about how hurting parents can deal with the emotional trauma of when a child goes astray. They offer concrete hope and encouragement along with positive steps parents can take even in the most negative situations. Includes excellent advice from Dr. Laura Hendrickson regarding medicines commonly prescribed to problem children, and offers questions parents can ask pediatricians before using behavioral medications. A heartfelt and practical guide for parents.

Letting Go

Author: Dave Harvey
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310523540
Size: 43.26 MB
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What do you do when someone you love leaves? And how do you pursue someone who has hurt you, who has sinned against you? In Letting Go, pastors Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert share stories of pain and stories of hope as they reveal how to care for the prodigal who has strayed. Whether you are dealing with an unfaithful marriage partner, a rebellious child, or a wayward friend, the counsel they offer will help you to pursue a gospel-rooted approach, grounded in truth and practiced in the midst of Christian community. While each situation is unique, most stories deal with common themes of shame, guilt, confusion, uncertainty, and struggle. You will understand the spiritual dynamics at work in the heart of the prodigal and how you as a family member, spouse, friend, or church leader can best relate to them in love. You will learn how to practice “redemptive release” through confrontation and discipline as well as how to forgive the person who has hurt you through a process of reconciliation. For those in a time of waiting and wondering if their loved one will ever return home, there is a reminder of the hope of the gospel and the necessity of depending upon the Holy Spirit through prayer. A must-have resource for every believer struggling to love the prodigal back home again, it is ideal for parents and siblings, counselors, pastors, and those ministering to hurting families and churches.

Wounded Children Healing Homes

Author: Jayne Schooler
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1615215220
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Why doesn’t our child return our love? What are we failing to understand? What are we failing to do? These questions can fill the minds of adoptive parents caring for wounded, traumatized children. Families often enter into this experience with high expectations for their child and for themselves but are broadsided by shattered assumptions. This book addresses the reality of those unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions for the challenges of parenting deeply traumatized and emotionally disturbed children.