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Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse Paperback – November 1, 2003
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There are four parts in the book:
Part 1 concentrates on understanding emotional abuse from defining it to explaining why it is so common and informing the reader just how damaging it can be.
Part 2 describes types of emotional abuse identifying emotional abuse through words, actions, neglect and even a chapter entitled "Spiritual Abuse: The Bible as Bludgeon." Finding myself living in the Bible Belt of the United States I was naturally drawn to that chapter. I agreed with the author that religion should CONTRIBUTE to an individual's self esteem. The author admitted however that "unfortunately religious faith HAS been used as an abusive weapon in a relationship." This is perhaps the FIRST book I have ever read that dared to admit this. Indeed in my many years employed as a domestic violence social worker I had seen men feeling justified in emotionally, physically and/or sexually abusing their wives because they did not "submit" to them in the way they felt the Bible was directing them to do.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gregory helped me see where the emotional scars are in order to correct them. Actually all the books did that.Published 4 months ago by Beverley L. Heinsohn
The cover of the book and amazon page fail to adequately advertise the contents of the book. I was completely unaware that there would be a religious (specifically Christian) tone... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Luce
This book had helped me so much I'm stronger now and I highlighted a lot of sections that I refer too when I need itPublished 16 months ago by Sherry M