My newest book is ready-click here. Here is a short excerpt from the introduction.
Often times the feelings of hopelessness, anger, frustration, defensiveness, and acting out are symptoms of a deeper problem. Somewhere, deep inside and possibly even hidden, is older, unresolved painful wounds that are affecting our current situations. We fear facing or feeling our hurts and pain. We feel alone and without comfort. We may be looking for a quick fix to make ourselves feel better, but like putting duct tape on a broken water pipe, a quick fix will not help the real problem.
I’ve noticed over and over again that most people, even Christians, want to try “quick fixes” because they don’t know what to do with the emotional pain of past unresolved wounds. I’ve also noticed what this lack of understanding does to relationships. When we stuff pain and pretend it is non-existent, the pain of unresolved wounds and hurts impacts and can even destroy relationships. At the least, avoiding pain is a temporary fix that does nothing to solve anyone’s problems.
What if it were possible to learn a better way to deal with suffering? What if we could learn what to do with the pain and improve relationships? What if teens could learn to “suffer well” and not turn to drugs, alcohol, or sex because they were hurting inside? What if people could get deep healing for the wounds they carry and some of their pain would go away? What if getting free from past hurts led people to restore broken relationships? The answer to these questions is what this book is all about. It is possible to re-frame your hurts. If you want to learn how to re-frame your hurts and experience freedom from the fear of emotional pain you have come to a good place. Read on. . . .
Jesus said: “In the world you will have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)