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Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse Paperback – February 1, 2009
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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.
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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. This was so sad. God should be seen as a source of true love and enduring comfort not as a creul and punishing diety.
Part 3 describes the many effects of emotional abuse including the effects on sense of self, physical effects and effects on relationships.
Of course my favorite part was Part 4 describing how to overcome emotional abuse by first recognizing your abuse and its effects, getting over the past and living for the future and restoring your self. It was a great help to me in continuing my personal journey to overcome the effects of emotional abuse I endured as a child.
This is a most important book and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has suffered abuse either in their family of origin, their husband or wife, partner or significant others.