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Forgiving Mother

Author : Marge Fenelon
ISBN : 1632532271
Genre : Religion
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Forgiving Mother offers you practical guidance and spiritual wisdom to begin your journey to wholeness of spirit. Highly recommended! -- Lisa M. Hendey, author, The Grace of Yes Marge Steinhage Fenelon knows the pain, fear, hopelessness, insecurity, resentment and anger of being raised by a troubled mother. She also knows the way out: Mary. In Forgiving Mother, Fenelon deftly explores the ways the Blessed Virgin can provide comfort and healing if you truly desire it. Drawing from personal experience as well as wisdom from Church documents, Scripture, and the saints, Fenelon sketches a path from despair to peace. She offers concrete steps and prayers to help you deal with the painful memories, emotions and fears that are rooted in your past. Part memoir, part spiritual guide, Forgiving Mother is a workbook for healing even the most deeply rooted pain. It also includes a novena, which you can pray alongside each chapter or as a final step in the healing process. You will likely find solace from going through the novena again and again, as you'll find healing is a cyclical process--not a linear one. You are a child of Mary and she loves you tenderly. She really, truly is your mother--given to you by our Lord as he hung dying on the cross. Jesus wants you to accept his mother as your own and to develop a deepening relationship with her so that she can fill the void that the past has left inside of you. And in her kind, motherly way, she will. What's more, she will lead you to her son who, as God, is the ultimate source of all healing and peace. Pray through it, meditate on it, and let Mary's love sink into your heart and soul. Above all, be gentle with yourself. This is your healing process, and no one else's. With the Blessed Mother's help, you can become the whole, healed and truly cherished person you were meant to be.
Category: Religion

Forgiving Our Fathers And Mothers

Author : Leslie Leyland Fields
ISBN : 9780849922930
Genre : Religion
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“If our families are to flourish, we will need to learn and practice ways of forgiving those who have had the greatest impact upon us: our mothers and fathers.” Do you struggle with the deep pain of a broken relationship with a parent? Leslie Leyland Fields and Dr. Jill Hubbard invite you to walk with them as they explore the following questions: What does the Bible say about forgiveness? Why must we forgive at all? How do we honor those who act dishonorably toward us, especially when those people are as influential as our parents? Can we ever break free from the “sins of our fathers”? What does forgiveness look like in the lives of real parents and children? Does forgiveness mean I have to let an estranged parent back into my life? Is it possible to forgive a parent who has passed away? Through the authors’ own compelling personal stories combined with a fresh look at the Scriptures, Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers illustrates and instructs in the practice of authentic forgiveness, leading you away from hate and hurt toward healing, hope, and freedom. "A call to very hard, but very vital, work of the soul." —Dr. Henry Cloud, leadership expert, psychologist, and best-selling author "Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers is essential reading for anyone who wants to deal with those hurts in a constructive, healing, and God-honoring manner." —Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family "Leslie Leyland Fields and Jill Hubbard take us into raw, messy stories so we can be transformed by that mysterious and painful grace in the force called forgiveness." —Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary
Category: Religion

Forgiving Others Forgiving Ourselves

Author : Myra Warren Isenhart, PhD
ISBN : 9781594736001
Genre : Self-Help
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Dynamically explores what is really keeping you from forgiving or seeking forgiveness. Draws on insights from many fields—communication, psychology, counseling and theology, as well as original research—to explore the mental and emotional barriers in your path. Includes reflection questions for individual and group use.
Category: Self-Help

Forgiving And Reconciling

Author : Everett L. Worthington Jr.
ISBN : 0830875263
Genre : Religion
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A 2003 Templeton Foundation Book of Distinction! All of us have suffered painful emotional and relational hurts. God calls us to forgive those who have hurt us, but that's often easier said than done. We don't usually know how to forgive others, nor are we always sure if we have truly forgiven them. Psychologist and counselor Everett L. Worthington Jr., the leading Christian researcher on forgiveness, says that forgiving is a gift we give to others. When we offer forgiveness to others as an altruistic gift, it is more effective than when we forgive only for our own benefit in an effort to "get over" the hurt. True forgiveness is accomplished through a careful process of understanding both the offense and the offender and taking active steps to forgiveness. In this insightful and practical book, Worthington provides a wealth of clinically proven tools and exercises for moving toward forgiveness. Worthington's expertise comes not only from years of scientific research but also from the experience of the brutal murder of his own mother. His convictions were put to the test as he worked through his conflicting emotions and rage toward the murderer. He found that the principles of Christian forgiveness enabled him to forgive even his mother's killer. While forgiveness is something that we can do on our own, reconciliation involves another party. Worthington brings both themes together and shows how we can move beyond forgiveness and cross the bridge to reconciliation. This book, previously published as Five Steps to Forgiveness, has been fully revised to make clear the scriptural foundations of Christian forgiveness. Biblical, authoritative and pastorally sound, this guide will be of help to anyone who wants to find the freedom of forgiveness.
Category: Religion

Cultivating A Forgiving Heart

Author : Denise George
ISBN : 0310251176
Genre : Religion
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In this four-book series, each a six-week daily devotional study, the well-loved gardening theme, coupled with personal, meaningful interaction with Scripture, offers a deep and personally challenging growth experience. In this volume, a six-week daily devotional study helps women understand why, how, and when to forgive, and, most important, helps them experience scriptural forgiveness and find a new freedom in Jesus Christ.
Category: Religion

Forgiving Is Easy Or Is It

Author : Kathy Outerbridge
ISBN : 9781441599582
Genre : Self-Help
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Forgiving Is Easy . . . Or Is It? discusses the essence of forgiveness and its impact in a person's life. In this book you will read how one family copes with the suicide of their daughter. Find out what happened and why. In another story, the dynamic duo aunt Flo and niece Jo deal with the rumors of infidelity in the family. See how lies and jealousy almost destroy their friendship. One of them is carrying the weight of a secret. Who is it, what is it, and why won't she tell? Follow Sherri Williamson as she grows from a teenage mother to a pastor's wife. See how she handles the past when it shows up in her own house. Will it shatter her happy family? What will the church members say? Evangelist Jennifer Moore wants to be married. It seems like she'll never meet the right man. One day when she least expects it, he walks into her life. It all seems perfect until she mentions marriage. Why? This book is about six short stories that deal with hard real-life choices. In the end, the characters are faced with one choice: to forgive or not to forgive. When it's something we hear about, it's easy to make judgments. But when it hits home, we discover it's not so easy after all. Discover the true joy received from real forgiveness, even when it's hard.
Category: Self-Help

Dating The Other Color And His Mother

Author : Jetta Whyte
ISBN : 9781440157639
Genre : Fiction
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Dating the Other Color and His Mother Do mothers always want what's best for you or what's best for them? Let me first start by saying this is not a book that is based on a story about an interracial couple dating and facing the ignorance of their families, friends, and society as a whole. This is a book that is going to give women who are dating outside of their race the lowdown on how to deal with not only a mother who's jealous that her son is being taken away from her bosom, but a mother who's angry because she's losing her son to a woman of another race a race that she may not be too fond of.
Category: Fiction

The Power Of A Praying Woman Deluxe Edition

Author : Stormie Omartian
ISBN : 9780736922050
Genre : Religion
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Omartian offers guidance on how to pray for oneself and for others. In this book of faith and courage, she teaches women how to become closer to God through prayer.
Category: Religion

Mother And Myth In Spanish Novels

Author : Sandra J. Schumm
ISBN : 9781611483581
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Remembering the forgotten mother is a major theme in Myth and Mother in Spanish Novels and reflects the current interest in the recuperation of historic memory in Spain. The novels in this study feature mature protagonists who recall their mothers as a way to define their own identities and to nullify the fictional matricide prevalent in post-war Spanish novels; this twenty-first-century fiction highlights the haunting presence of the mother and begs comparison with myth.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Journey Of Forgiveness

Author : Carolyn Baker PH.D
ISBN : 9781469767291
Genre : Self-Help
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THE JOURNEY OF FORGIVENESS: Fulfilling The Healing Process, first and foremost, emphasizes the process nature of forgiveness. The author, a former psychotherapist, has come to believe that forgiveness is not an event willed by an ego which desires to be free of guilt, which may long for connection with those who have harmed oneself, or which hopes to comply with the admonitions modern awareness gurus. Rather, forgiveness, the author insists, is a conscious journey requiring a thorough knowledge of the offense(s) and its effects, as well as the most essential pre-requisite, self-forgiveness. The book offers a compassionate yet courageous challenge to look deeply into the wounds inflicted, the emotional and spiritual effects of the wounds, and the psyche of the offender(s) in order to enter and complete what is nothing less than a daunting rite of passage. The author's style, poignant, poetic, and frequently disturbing, relentlessly dispels all illusions of quick-fix forgiveness but offers supportive, no-nonsense exercises for embarking on a life-changing, transformative journey.
Category: Self-Help