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ISBN: 0891096531

ISBN13: 9780891096535

Hiding from Love: How to Change the Withdrawal Patterns That Isolate and Imprison You

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This description may be from another edition of this product. When you experience emotional injury, fear, shame, or pride your first impulse is to hide the hurting parts of yourself from God, others, even yourself. Often you've learned these hiding patterns...

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Excellent read

This book arrived in excellent condition and in a timely manner. This book certainly ministers to the soul of anyone who reads it.

Specific answers, not platitudes

I have read almost everything I can get my hands on to help me understand myself, my ex, and why it all went wrong. I finally feel like I understand why we have the defenses we do, and why it's so hard to snap out of it. The author combines years of solid experience working with people in real clinical situations with inspirational insight into issues of the heart in light of the Biblical understanding God gives us about how He created us. This book was rare for me, because it is solid and specific about why we are afraid to reach out and grasp what we most need to truly heal. I found it especially different because it addresses the problem of well-meaning Christians who come across as judgemental when they are really trying to be loving and helpful, as well as the tendency sometimes in counseling to provide acceptance and safety without the truth and responsiblity we need to grasp the power to actually change. It is refreshing because it is solid, specific, and treats us as complex, wonderful but fallable children of God who are hurting and so to protect ourselves from further injury we hide, afraid to reach out and try again. But it is not a how-to formula book so much as a scriptural guidebook to see how God made us and how he heals us. This book is not just the same old same old. For me, this book was tremendously important for unlocking hurts and helping me understand. It's not as easily readable as some of his other books like Changes that Heal, Boundaries, or Safe People, but I think it builds on the others and goes deeper. It's about exactly what it says it is, why we hide from love and how to safely come out of our fears and become who we were created to be.

Hiding From Love: The Book that Helped Change My Life

Hiding From Love provided me with the insight I needed to understand all the why's I had dealt with my entire life. At the age of 45 I was finally able to understand why I had felt so "unlovable", "insecure" and "stupid" as a child, that there were very valid reasons for my thinking that way about myself that were NOT MY FAULT. I began to see myself with confidence, and worthy of being loved, for the first time in my life! I would recommend this book wholeheartedly to anyone struggling with childhood abandonment issues.

John Townsend's book helped me come out of hiding

Every person has a desire for intimacy. Sometimes this desire is overriden by fear. The disabling behavior I learned as a child and continued through my adult life has been identified and replaced with constructive behavior. "Hiding from Love" was key in this transformation. My fear has been replaced with empathy and a real capacity for giving and receiving love. I admire every book that comes from the "Minerith-Meier Clinics", or as they are now called, "New Life Live".

Hiding From Love: How to Change the Withdrawal Patterns That

Great book. This book changed my life and it will truly change yours as well. It teaches why we withdrawal within ourselves. It helps us to understand why we do and what we can do about it. Outside influences, home life growing up, our self esteem; these are all factors that contribute to why we do the things we do. This book will help you get in touch with yourself much more than you ever thought possible. You will never be the same again after reading this book. I recommend it as well as buy it for others. Enjoy!
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