Healing the Stormy Marriage: Hope and Help for YOU when Your Loved One has Mental Health or Addiction Issues

Healing the Stormy Marriage: Hope and Help for YOU when Your Loved One has Mental Health or Addiction Issues

by R. Christian Bohlen, Helen M. Bohlen


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If you are hurt, frustrated, or confused by your loved one's behavior, this faith-based resource was designed for you.

Imagine waking up tomorrow with new hope because you understand the secrets of living successfully with an unstable spouse.

What if you could feel more confident, more in control, and less resentful?

How? By embracing the easy-to-read recommendations from the husband-and-wife author team who beat all the odds to find joy in marriage despite multiple mental illness diagnoses. In spite of family members and friends persuading them to call it quits, they found power in their faith and developed new skills recommended by world-renowned mental health and marriage researchers—now neatly interwoven in this groundbreaking volume—for you.

Best of all, regardless of your spouse’s choices and struggles, this book will teach you how to thrive with fresh insights and skills that can help you feel better and start healing today.

Find relief from the relentless doubts, irritations, and helplessness:
  • Care for yourself first (and see what God thinks about that).
  • Feel your feelings the healthy way (which most spouses are not doing).
  • Connect to godly power that comforts, guides, and lifts.
  • Learn how your spouse may want to be loved differently than you think.
  • See which of your efforts are being wasted (or doing more harm than good).
  • Be at peace with the decision to stay in the marriage or to separate (and learn how).
Chapters are named by the most common, bedeviling thoughts that spouses of the mentally ill and addicted face, such as:
  • It’s not fair.
  • Can I survive this?
  • My needs are not being met.
  • My spouse is walking all over me!
  • My hopes for my life are unraveling.
Mental health professionals and spiritual advisors contributed to the design and contents of this meticulously reviewed resource with one objective, stated in the book:

“If spouses of the mentally ill or addicted can be spiritually strengthened and learn practical things they can do independently, more marriages can be saved.”

Discover that you are not alone as you peer into the inner lives and thoughts of spouses who experienced gut-wrenching anguish and the exhausting effects of mental illness on a relationship.

The Bohlen’s conflicts, weaknesses, and personal growth are on transparent display—each from their own perspective—with harrowing stories from their incredible thirty-five year journey woven into each chapter. Their diagnoses include Borderline Personality Disorder & Bipolar Disorder 1 (wife) and Bipolar Disorder 2, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, recovering drug addict (husband).

What readers are saying . . .

"Total game changer . . . I have yet to find another book with such excellent information from all disciplines that also includes prayer, faith, scripture.”

“This book gives practical, relatable, faith-based advice without being overly preachy.”

“. . . profound page turner for me to read.”

“. . . a book I wish I’d had years ago . . .”

Start reading today. Experience instant hope and increasing relief as you discover what’s been possible for you all along.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949572773
Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing
Publication date: 11/02/2021
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,137,196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

R. Christian Bohlen is a professional communicator. He is a best-selling author and award-winning consultant to Fortune 500 companies, providing instructional design, training, and human performance improvement services. He has served in ministry and church leadership for more than 30 years and worked for over a decade with addicted and court-committed juveniles.

Helen M. Bohlen is a beloved wife and homemaker with a passion to help others thrive in their mental health challenges.

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