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Self-Injury: When Pain Feels Good (Resources for Changing Lives) Paperback – March 1, 2004
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While the booklet accurately assesses the reasons WHY people give for wanting to self-injure, it reduces their reasons to one: it's all about God. On some level, that may be true, but many things point directly to things in our past. Once we recognize what causes us to act in certain ways, only then can we begin utilizing God's help to overcome our faulty behaviors. And this help can come in many forms: Bible reading, medication, prayer, counseling, talking with family and friends, etc. Prayer and Bible reading are not, as the author suggests, the ONLY answer; they are a PART of the answer.
For a better introductory booklet, read "Cutting: Self-Injury and Emotional Pain" (InterVarsity Press). For full-length Christian treatments of the issue, read Jerusha Clark's "Inside a Cutter's Mind," Jan Kern's "Scars That Wound, Scars That Heal," or Marv Penner's upcoming "Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut."