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About Allison Bottke
A frequent guest on national radio and TV, Allison is an inspirational author with a heart for hurting parents and grandparents who struggle in challenging relationships with their troubled adult children.
Allison's newest book is the long-awaited follow-up to the bestselling Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children - Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents.
Releasing worldwide on January 8, 2019, How to Connect with Your Troubled Adult Children - Effective Strategies for Parents in Pain (from Harvest House Publishers) addresses the hot button issues affecting families today. Such as drug addiction, emotional and mental illness, financial problems, incarceration, and more.
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This important and compassionate new book from the creator of the successful God Allows U-Turns series will help parents and grandparents of the many adult children who continue to make life painful for their loved ones.
Writing from firsthand experience, Allison identifies the lies that kept her, and ultimately her son in bondage—and how she overcame them. Additional real life stories from other parents are woven through the text.
A tough–love book to help readers cope with dysfunctional adult children, Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children will empower families by offering hope and healing through S.A.N.I.T.Y.—a six–step program to help parents regain control in their homes and in their lives.
- S = STOP Enabling, STOP Blaming Yourself, and STOP the Flow of Money
- A = Assemble a Support Group
- N = Nip Excuses in the Bud
- I = Implement Rules/Boundaries
- T = Trust Your Instincts
- Y = Yield Everything to God
Foreword by Carol Kent (When I Lay My Isaac Down)
What to Do When Parenting Gets Painfully Complicated
Are your adult child’s mental, emotional, and physical health issues driving you to despair? Are you tempted to bail your son or daughter out of yet another impossible circumstance? When your child has reached (or long since passed) the point of independence, it’s difficult to know what your “help” as a parent should look like.
From the author of bestseller Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children, Allison Bottke now offers an in-depth guide to help you connect with your troubled adult child, and to build your confidence, knowledge, and hope in challenging situations such as…
- drug addiction
- mental and emotional disabilities
- military trauma and PTSD
- personality disorders
- financial trouble
- depression and bipolar
- …and so much more
Whether you’re facing these problems for the first time or looking to learn more, take a step back and develop effective strategies to truly help your adult child—without sacrificing your sanity.
Continuing her popular Setting Boundaries® series, Allison Bottke offer her distinctive “Six Steps to SANITY” to readers who must deal with difficult people.
S…Stop your own negative behavior
A…Assemble a support group
N…Nip excuses in the bud
I…Implement rules and boundaries
T….Trust your instincts
Y…Yield everything to God
Whether it’s a spouse, in-law, boss, coworker, family member, neighbor, or friend, readers who have allowed others to overstep their boundaries will learn how these six steps can help them reset those boundaries and take back their life…for good.
Setting Boundaries® with Difficult People is designed to inspire, empower, and equip readers with the tools to transform lives.
Find Lasting Freedom from Past Emotional Pain
If you wait long enough, difficult and traumatic experiences from your past will go away on their own...right?
Except they won't. Time doesn't heal all wounds.
Instead, we hoard our hurts. We rehash our sorrows and wonder how they could have been prevented. This keeps us from making brand-new memories and embracing the richer life we crave.
Now is the time for setting healthy boundaries with the past. Allison Bottke will help you...
- tame the triggers that stir painful memories by replacing negative thoughts with biblical hope
- identify lingering communication issues so you can release them and grow in your relationships
- take six simple S.A.N.I.T.Y. steps to find peace in the midst of emotional chaos
Don't let the past dictate your present feelings. Follow this achievable advice and discover the freedom your captive heart desperately needs.
If you’re a mom or dad who has watched your adult child’s life spiral out of control, you’re not alone. You join a reluctant club comprised of millions of parents concerned about the bad choices their son or daughter has made.
Author Allison Bottke is part of that club too. She has watched in agony as her son made choices that eventually resulted in his arrest. Out of her experience came her bestselling book Setting Boundaries™ with Your Adult Children, the first in a highly successful series of Setting Boundaries™ books.
Now Allison offers you—and all parents in pain—a book of prayers written specifically to help you intercede with God on behalf of your prodigal.
If you know the pain of parenting an adult child who has lost his or her way, you will also know that ultimately your best hope is in God’s intervention. Allison’s prayers give voice to the cries of your own heart and your desire to seek and trust God with your adult child’s present and future.
For the fourth book in her popular Setting Boundaries™ series, Allison Bottke turns to our relationship with food, and a problem that affects more than 200 million Americans (68 percent of the adult population)—obesity.
Setting Boundaries® with Food is a very personal book for Allison. She knows from personal experience about the struggle against obesity—feeling trapped in a seemingly never-ending cycle of dieting, deprivation, and despair. At one time in her life, Allison’s scale hit the 300-pound mark. Her overweight status resulted in Allison being the first full-figure model ever signed by the prestigious Wilhelmina modeling agency, where she worked for some of the biggest names in fashion, such as Gloria Vanderbilt and Alfred Angelo.
From her struggle, Allison offers more than just hope for the future. By introducing readers to her popular S.A.N.I.T.Y. steps, she encourages readers to turn away from the insanity of dieting and deprivation and to focus instead on establishing healthy relationships with food, self, others, and God. Her words will strike a chord with millions who have struggled for years to lose weight as they are encouraged to examine the emotional and spiritual aspects of their bondage to food and obsession with weight.
The teen years, when you’re no longer a child but not yet an adult, can be hard. How do you deal with the stress of school, home life, boys, teen depression, peer pressure, and so much more?
It’s never been easy to be a teen, but today’s world brings special challenges that require special skills. The good news is you can learn how to cope with all your stresses when you understand the power and freedom of setting healthy boundaries. You can experience God’s unconditional love and acceptance, and find the courage, confidence, and hope that will transform your teen years and become the foundation of your life for years to come.
When you discover how to begin setting boundaries, you’ll be joining thousands of readers of all ages who have benefited by Allison’s popular Setting Boundaries® series.
When eighteen-year-old Victoria dies in the ICU and encounters an angel that gives her a prophetic mandate from God, her insatiable quest for spiritual enlightenment begins. As compelling as any contemporary novel, this dramatic and inspiring true story is a roller-coaster ride through supernatural experience, denominational enlightenment, and a teenage marriage that not only survives the loss of a child but thrives through unbeatable odds.
Shining a fresh light on the theology of a Jewish Jesus, the author deftly weaves the history of the Christian faith from its genesis of the first century to the present-day Greco-Roman Christianity—all the while giving us an up close and personal glimpse of an extraordinary life.
A devoted wife, mother of six, and grandmother of nineteen, Victoria refuses to succumb to age and limitations. Far from Just a Little Girl, Victoria Sarvadi’s unconventional journey from teenage motherhood to Hebraic scholar and teacher will captivate and consume you from start to finish.
“Heartwarming, encouraging, inspirational and hard to put down. A very personal and uplifting book filled with life as it is. . . . A testament of God, His love, and faith in answered prayers.” —Dr. Chris and Sasha Holloway, ministers and recording artists
“Dr. Victoria Sarvadi is a storyteller unlike none other and her story is so unique and special that it moved me to tears, laughter and mostly to give thanksgiving to our G-D. This book is a must read!” —Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, author of The Return of the Kosher Pig