Standing Up When Life Falls Down Around You

Standing Up When Life Falls Down Around You

by Elizabeth B. Brown
Standing Up When Life Falls Down Around You

Standing Up When Life Falls Down Around You

by Elizabeth B. Brown


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Compassionate and Practical Advice Helps Readers Move through Hard Times

There are things in life that knock us to the ground. The death of a loved one, the loss of a job, the betrayal of a friend, the turmoil of complex family issues. Sometimes it feels as though life is falling down around us. In those world-rocking times, we can hang on to hurts or we can surrender our pain to the One who promises us abundant life.

In this practical and encouraging book, trusted author Elizabeth B. Brown shows weary readers not only how to survive life's difficulties but how to move beyond them to a place of strength and confidence. She shows them that they are not alone and are not destined for a life defined by the chaos of crises. Then she shows readers how to understand and accept their situation, surround themselves with people who can guide and encourage them, and grow through the process.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800724320
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth B. Brown is a teacher, speaker, and professional counselor. The author of the popular Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People, Working Successfully with Screwed-Up People, and Surviving the Loss of a Child, Brown and her husband live in Tennessee. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Prologue 13

1 Standing Up 15

What happens to you is not as important as your response to it

2 Facing Your Giant 24

If you do not believe you can win, you will lose your battle!

3 Finding Your Way: Taking Responsibility for Your Recovery 32

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight that is as important as the size of the fight in the dog." Dwight Eisenhower

4 When Pam Is a Good Thing 40

Warning: life without pain could really hurt you

5 Redirecting Your Thoughts and Your Emotions 53

Control the direction of your thoughts and you control the direction of your life

6 Handling the Bully 63

Stewing may soften meat but it hardens the heart

7 The Elephant in the Room 73

The only mistake you ever truly make is the mistake you never learn from

8 When Problems Stack 84

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

9 The Stories You Believe 95

You cannot change the past, but you can change the story that you tell yourself of the past

10 Coping with the Pop-Ups 105

You can't stop thoughts, but you can refuse to let them play in the attic of your mind

11 Where Faith and Life Meet 114

His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me

12 The Help beyond Understanding 123

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind." Albert Einstein

13 Letting It Go 131

When you forgive, you in no way change the past-but you do change the future

14 Dealing with Family and Friends 139

The shortest distance between two points is the route you travel in the company of a friend

15 Seek Your Purpose 149

"The two greatest days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." Mark Twain

16 When You Want to Help 159

"The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up." Mark Twain

17 The Forgotten Children 171

"It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men." Frederick Douglass

18 You Will Get Through This 184

"If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering." Viktor E. Frankl

Questions for Discussion 191


A Amy's Letter 200

B Scripture for Help in Difficult Times 204

C Quick Reference Anchors 207

Notes 209

Bibliography 212

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