The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It (Leslie Vernick) PAPERBACK

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If a painful relationship has ever left you feeling powerless to change the situation, know that you can find a path to healing. Counselor and social worker Leslie Vernick hasn’t just observed the devastating effects of emotional abuse—she has experienced them firsthand.
Whether you’re feeling the damage of abuse or you long to know how to help someone else, God offers real and lasting freedom from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and generational effects of destructive relationships.  

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If a painful relationship has ever left you feeling powerless to change the situation, know that you can find a path to healing.  

Counselor and social worker Leslie Vernick hasn’t just observed the devastating effects of emotional abuse—she has experienced them firsthand. She knows how difficult it is to seek help or even talk about your experience. She offers Godly guidance and with empathy teaches you the signs of emotionally destructive relationships and provides biblical approaches to repair the damage. You will learn how to

  • recognize behaviors that are meant to control, punish, and hurt
  • confront and speak truth when the timing is right
  • determine when to keep trying, and when to get out
  • get safe and stay safe
  • nurture your identity in Christ

Whether you’re feeling the damage of abuse or you long to know how to help someone else, God offers real and lasting freedom from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and generational effects of destructive relationships. 

Contents:

Introduction - Created to Live Connected
Part One: Seeing It
 1. What is an Emotionally Destructive Relationship?
 2. The Consequences of an Emotionally Destructive Relationship.
 3. What Makes Relationships Difficult and Destructive?
 4. Destructive Themes of the Heart: Pride, Anger and Envy.
 5. Destructive Themes of the Heart: Selfishness, Laziness, Evil and Fear.

Part Two: Stopping It
 6. The Truth About Change: You Can Stop Living This Way.
 7. The Truth About Choices: They Have Not Been Taken From You.
 8. The Truth About Speaking Up: Your Voice Deserves to Be Heard.
 9. The Truth About Standing Up: You Can Become A Champion of Peace.

Part Three: Surviving It
10. God Sees You and Wants to Heal You.
11. If You Let Go, You Will Grow.
12. When You're Properly Nourished, You Will Thrive.

Resources for Further Help.
Categories of Abuse.
A Special Word to People Helpers.

 

 Leslie Vernick, a licensed clinical social worker with a private counseling practice, has authored numerous books, including The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and Lord, I Just Want to Be Happy. She completed postgraduate work in biblical counseling and cognitive therapy. Leslie and her husband, Howard, have been married more than 30 years and have two grown children.

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The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It (Leslie Vernick) PAPERBACK

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It (Leslie Vernick) PAPERBACK

If a painful relationship has ever left you feeling powerless to change the situation, know that you can find a path to healing. Counselor and social worker Leslie Vernick hasn’t just observed the devastating effects of emotional abuse—she has experienced them firsthand.
Whether you’re feeling the damage of abuse or you long to know how to help someone else, God offers real and lasting freedom from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and generational effects of destructive relationships.  

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