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Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse Paperback – February 1, 2009
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From the Back Cover
Emotional abuse is one of the most pervasive--and least recognized--kinds of abuse in our society. Whether you or a loved one has been abused by words, actions, or even indifference, this book will show you how to overcome the past.
In this revised and updated edition, you'll find
•strategies for dealing with a verbal abuser
•keys to rebuilding relationships
•stories from survivors of emotional abuse
•new information on spiritual abuse
•a biblical plan for healing
Don't suffer in silence. If you have been abused by a spouse, parent, employer, minister, or friend, this book can open the doors to lasting healing.
"If you are suffering from the pervasive pain of emotional abuse through words or actions, you have suffered long enough. This book offers a balm for the battered soul."--Les Parrot III, professor of clinical psychology, Seattle Pacific University
"The scriptural and biblically oriented guidance found in this carefully crafted book will prove of inestimable value to all who accept--and adopt--its valid advice."--Ted Engstrom, former president, World Vision International
Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, is founder and director of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Inc., in the Seattle area, and is the author of several books. He has a daily radio show and conducts seminars on a variety of subjects.
Ann McMurray has helped Jantz write several books. She lives in Washington and works at The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
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
Wonderful book that will help you in so many ways. Very healing and informative. I wish more therapists and counselors could understand the depth that Jantz has and really work... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
It is difficult to find counselors and psychologists, especially Christian ones, who recognize and know how to deal with emotional abuse. It is insidious. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Catherine
This is an incredible book encouraging people to pursue and find healing in order to rise above the dark places they have been. Thank you and Blessings.Published 1 month ago by Linda Roth
Recommended Read to those who have people in their lives that have been in Emotionally bad relationships to help understand what a friend may be going through....Published 6 months ago by Ken McCreedy
Still reading it, a lot of crucial information right away.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Gregory helped me see where the emotional scars are in order to correct them. Actually all the books did that.Published 10 months ago by Beverley L. Heinsohn