Love Is a Choice: The Definitive Book on Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships

Love Is a Choice: The Definitive Book on Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships

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by Robert Hemfelt, Frank Minirth, Paul Meier
     
 

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These bestselling doctors walk you through their ten proven stages to recovery from codependency that results from external circustances. Humans are susceptible to codependency because of our sinful tendency to use defense mechanisms to fool ourselves. In codependent relationships, deceitful games are played, and important Christian principles are often taken out

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These bestselling doctors walk you through their ten proven stages to recovery from codependency that results from external circustances. Humans are susceptible to codependency because of our sinful tendency to use defense mechanisms to fool ourselves. In codependent relationships, deceitful games are played, and important Christian principles are often taken out of context and abused. God wants us to have healthy relationships with a balance between being dependent and independent. The doctors describe how the most effective means of overcoming codependent relationships is to establish or deepen a relationship with Christ Himself. They describe the causes of codependency, pointing out the factors that perpetuate it, and lead readers through their ten stages of recovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418513726
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
02/02/2003
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
131,412
File size:
697 KB

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Meet the Author

Frank Minirth, M.D., is founder of The Minirth Clinic and has authored or co-authored more than thirty books, including Happiness Is a Choice, and Worry-free Living.

Paul Meier, M.D. is a psychiatrist and founder of the national chain of Meier Clinics as well as best-selling author or co-author of more than eighty books. He holds five degrees in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, and theology. Happily married, he has six children and two grandchildren.

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Love Is a Choice: The Definitive Book on Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband is now in jail and this has given me time to take inventory of myself. My husband discovered the book and told me about it. Now we both are reading the book. It has opened our eyes to the real world within ourselves. We are discovering things together about ourselves and each other and our children that we are not to happy with. But with the help of this book we can now understand and get the help we need for our family. I make it a point of bringing up this book to at least 1 person a day. I have talked about it so much that my boss now wants to read it. This book has started my family back on the road to recovery and I can not wait to get more reading material to share with myself and my family. Thanks! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good book, it helped me to understand codependence and to begin my recovery. A little too preachy for me but overall very informative. I definately recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is The best book I've ever read-I learn something new everytime I pick it up. I've had to purchase this book 7 times so far..because I lend it out and it never finds it's way back to me! It's written in such a way that allows the reader to fully hear what the author's are saying. I found myself saying, "Ah-ha!!!", throughout the book..
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first discovered this book six years ago. Since then I have purchased numerous copies to give to friends and clients. As a divorce attorney I all too often see the results of codependency. I recommended this book regularly to my divorce clients as the first step in getting healthy--for themselves and for their family.
readheadIL More than 1 year ago
These authors have a history of writing good books. Their clinic/ministry is well known. I am in a group working through the issues addressed and have found it challenging and healing at the same time.
DeepWaters More than 1 year ago
I both read and processed this book in application of my life. It changed me forever and opened a new level of freedom that I needed to be able to more freely love God as well as love myself and others. I use it in ministering to others and recommend it to others who need freedom from co-dependent relationships. God so loves us with such a "high" love and such a "pure" love that He does not allow us to have a co-dependent relationship with Him. This book helped me see Him in the correct light and love Him as I should. This moved me to a level in my relationship with Christ that I can both give and receive love at a personal level that I never thought possible. I recommend this to anyone who has suffered a hurtful past. Hum ... I guess that covers just about everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me undrstand my past & growing up environment so I could discover where my low self image originated. Once I knew that I was able to begin the changes necessary to have a better life. Good for everyone to either help understand yourself or people around you.
SassyPenelope59 More than 1 year ago
Love Is a Choice is the best book I have reds to date on understanding codependency. What I love most is their everyday life examples of codependency AND how to change. They provide a wonderful step by step guideline I that is easy to understand. Healing is a lot of hard work but if you really want to have happier healthier relationships Highly recommend this book.
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