Hurt People Hurt People: Hope and Healing for Yourself and Your Relationships

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Do you know someone, perhaps even a Christian, who seems impossible to get along with? From the people in the pews to the members of our families, we are surrounded by people who hurt other people. And they do so, the author tells us, because of the seemingly inescapable pain in their own lives. In this book, Dr. Wilson brings her years as a professional counselor to bear on a difficult topic that affects many of us. Let her warmth and insight lead you toward a heart of compassion and a ministry of healing for ...

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Overview

Do you know someone, perhaps even a Christian, who seems impossible to get along with? From the people in the pews to the members of our families, we are surrounded by people who hurt other people. And they do so, the author tells us, because of the seemingly inescapable pain in their own lives. In this book, Dr. Wilson brings her years as a professional counselor to bear on a difficult topic that affects many of us. Let her warmth and insight lead you toward a heart of compassion and a ministry of healing for those who hurt others.

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Dr. Chris Thurman

"Dr. Sandy Wilson knows why people hurt, where they hurt, and how to heal those hurts. She gets right to the heart of these matters in her very insightful and provocative book. It is a must read for anyone who wants to break free from the bondage of unhealed personal hurts."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572930162
  • Publisher: Discovery House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 333,970
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Sandra D. Wilson is a spiritual director and the author of six books, including the best-selling Released from Shame. For years she was a family therapist and seminary professor. She and her husband of more than fifty years live in Tennessee.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments, 8

Introduction, 9

1. Unseen Wounds, 15

2. The Problem of Unseen Wounds, 25

3. Hurt by the Unprepared and Unavailable, 35

4. Hurt by Liars and Thieves, 47

5. Hurt by Childhood Fantasies, 61

6. Hurt by Childhood Choices, 73

7. Help for Healing Our Hurts, 85

8. Help for Healing Self-inflicted Wounds, 105

9. Help for Healing Friends and Spouses, 123

10. Help for Healing Leaders, 147

11. Help for Healing Followers, 163

12. Help for Hurting Worshipers, 177

13. Help for Healing Forgivers, 197

14. Help for Healing Parents, 217

15. Help for Hopeful Tomorrows, 233

Appendices, 241

Notes, 251

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