Getting Past What You'll Never Get Over: Help for Dealing with Life's Hurts

Getting Past What You'll Never Get Over: Help for Dealing with Life's Hurts

by John F. Westfall

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When hard times strike, we look forward with longing to the day when we will "get over" the event and have closure. This is a difficult—often impossible—road to travel. There are some things in life that we must learn to live with because they will never truly go away for good. Despite that truth, there is life—rewarding and abundant life—after heartache and pain.

John F. Westfall leads readers beyond their hurts and into a life of confidence, freedom, and secure joy. Sharing stories with wisdom, humor, and vulnerability, he shows how to move forward beyond fear, regret, guilt, anger, and bitterness into a life worth living.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441239761
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 21,212
File size: 606 KB

About the Author

John F. Westfall is founding pastor of Harbor Church, a creative new congregation in the Pacific Northwest, and has pastored churches in Seattle, California, and Minnesota. A former radio show host, an ordained pastor, an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, and a popular retreat and conference speaker, John lives in the Seattle area with his wife.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

1 The "Get Over It" Fallacy 11

2 Baby Steps to a New Reality 23

3 The Myth of Normal 33

4 The Joy of Depression 55

5 It Can't Happen Here! 69

6 Fear: The Tie That Binds 83

7 Regret: The Heart's Bungee Cord 99

8 Guilt: The Great Immobilizer 111

9 Anger: Getting Mad without Going Mad 129

10 Bitterness: Drinking Poison and Waiting for Others to Die 147

11 Life's Unfair-What Will We Do about It? 167

12 Walking in the Light while Living in the Shadows 177

13 Glancing Back while Moving Forward 197

Steps for the Journey: The ABCs of Self-Care 211

Notes 219

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