Struggle for Intimacy

Struggle for Intimacy Author Janet G. Woititz
ISBN-10 9780757393426
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.
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Janet Woititz, mother of the recovery movement, sensitively addresses the barriers of trust and intimacy that children learn in an alcoholic family. She provides suggestions for building loving relationships with friends, partners, and spouses.

Children of Alcoholism

Children of Alcoholism Author Barbara L. Wood
ISBN-10 9780814795019
Year 1987-10-01
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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In this sensitive and richly rewarding book Barbara L. Wood, a clinician with many years' experience working with adult children of the chemically dependent, gives clinicians informed and practical advice on how to treat the damaged self of these individuals. She offers strategies for intervention, along with step-by-step principles that tell the therapist how best to create an environment to help patients.

False Intimacy

False Intimacy Author Harry W. Schaumburg
ISBN-10 1576830284
Year 1997
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Navpress Publishing Group
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Biblical healing from sexual addiction with hope and compassion.

Wired for Intimacy

Wired for Intimacy Author William M. Struthers
ISBN-10 9781458765550
Year 2010-02
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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Pornography is powerful. Our contemporary culture as been pornified, and it shapes our assumptions about identity, sexuality, the value of women and the nature of relationships. Countless Christian men struggle with the addictive power of porn. But common spiritual approaches of more prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help. In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Because we are embodied beings, viewing pornography changes how the brain works, how we form memories and make attachments. By better understanding the biological realities of our sexual development, we can cultivate healthier sexual perspectives and interpersonal relationships. Struthers exposes false assumptions and casts a vision for a redeemed masculinity, showing how our sexual longings can actually propel us toward sanctification and holiness in our bodies. With insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography.

Trusting and its Tribulations

Trusting and its Tribulations Author Vigdis Broch-Due
ISBN-10 9781785331008
Year 2016-04-30
Pages 294
Language en
Publisher Berghahn Books
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Despite its immense significance and ubiquity in our everyday lives, the complex workings of trust are poorly understood and theorized. This volume explores trust and mistrust amidst locally situated scenes of sociality and intimacy. Because intimacy has often been taken for granted as the foundation of trust relations, the ethnographies presented here challenge us to think about dangerous intimacies, marked by mistrust, as well as forms of trust that cohere through non-intimate forms of sociality.

The Seven Levels of Intimacy

The Seven Levels of Intimacy Author Matthew Kelly
ISBN-10 9781942611271
Year 2015-07-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Though our hearts crave intimacy, though our minds understand our deep need for it, the self-revelation it requires is often too daunting a task. Complete and unrestrained sharing of self exposes the deepest human fear of being rejected for being ourselves. In The Seven Levels of Intimacy, Matthew Kelly both acknowledges and calms our fears, while teaching us how to move beyond them to experience the power of true intimacy. Matthew reveals that each relationship is built upon a pattern of interaction. In the beginning stages, we rely on casual interactions, gaining familiarity by focusing on superficialities and facts. We grow closer and begin to share our opinions, learning to accept each other and embrace the growing relationship despite the difference in our experiences and viewpoints. Once our differences and opinions are shared and accepted, we feel safe enough to reveal our hopes, dreams, and feelings, developing trust. With this trust, we open ourselves and are able to share our legitimate needs, becoming liberated from carrying the burden of our real needs alone. At last, we are deeply intimate and both willing and able to reveal our deepest fears. We are beyond judgment and feel trust and acceptance. By moving through and building upon each level of intimacy, we find comfort and gain trust in our partners and ourselves until, by developing and deepening our intimacy within each level, we are able to fully open ourselves, finally opening to the possibility of truly being loved. It is through mastering the seven levels of intimacy that we will break through to fully experiencing love, commitment, trust, and happiness. The Seven Levels of Intimacy is a brilliant and practical guide to creating and sustaining intimacy, whether you are looking for a deeper sense of connection with your spouse, looking for more fulfillment in your relationship with your boyfriend or girlfriend, trying to improve your relationships with your children, or simply wondering what you should be looking for in a partner. With profound insight and the use of powerful, everyday examples, Matthew Kelly explains how we can nurture the intimacy in our relationships. The Seven Levels of Intimacy redefines how we view our interactions with others. This new understanding leads us to successfully create the strong connections, deep joy, and lasting bonds that we all long for.

Inviting Intimacy

Inviting Intimacy Author Marian Green
ISBN-10 1632571544
Year 2016-07-31
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher
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Many women have a distrust for intimacy hidden deep within them. Whether out of life s choices, abuses, or lies, love s expression is for them a closed door the sacred has been profaned. Often, the damage is not only to relationships with husbands but loved ones, friends, and most significantly God. Drawing from her own experience and vital ministry, author Marian Green (with practical support by marriage and family therapist Luke Brasel) invites readers to heal and love with their whole selves. By authentically engaging God s Spirit, Scripture, and personal relationships, Green has seen many women dismantle the barriers that would deny the beauty of godly love."

Prayer

Prayer Author Timothy Keller
ISBN-10 9780698161405
Year 2014-11-04
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller explores the power of prayer. Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader. Dr. Keller’s previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than two hundred fifty other churches in forty-eight cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he’ll show them how to find a deeper connection with God. From the Hardcover edition.

Leaving the Enchanted Forest

Leaving the Enchanted Forest Author Stephanie S. Covington
ISBN-10 9780062043740
Year 2010-10-26
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Advice and step-by-step guidelines for those seeking to recover from addictive relationships.

Sex and Cancer

Sex and Cancer Author Saketh R. Guntapalli
ISBN-10 9781442275096
Year 2017-07-08
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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An intimate partnership has physical and psychological components, both of which often take a hit when cancer enters the union. The prospect, and then the process, of treatments tend to alter the way the two people relate to each other. When the diagnosis is one of gynecologic or reproductive cancer for a woman, questions of sexual intimacy and function often color relationships, confuse partners, and raise concerns that other cancers might not. With an estimated 83,000 women a year added to the roles of those battling gynecologic cancers and 300,000 women a year added to roles of those battling breast cancer, Sex and Cancer focuses on surviving and thriving—more than 70 percent of women with gynecologic cancers now survive!—and helps readers mitigate outcomes and overcome challenges of sexual dysfunction after a cancer diagnosis; reassess the priorities in an intimate relationship to support the patient’s struggle, healing, and libido; and learn to interact with the professionals tasked with saving lives and enhancing those areas affected by cancer diagnosis and treatment. Sex and Cancer features stories that illuminate insights about the impact of gynecologic and reproductive cancers on relationships. The stories give life to guidance that’s critical in shaping the effect that gynecologic cancer has on intimate relationships. And readers will find insight, comfort, and suggestions for addresses the questions about intimacy and sexual function that are often left unexpressed.

Daughters of Divorce

Daughters of Divorce Author Terry Gaspard
ISBN-10 9781492620662
Year 2016-01-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Restore your faith in love and build healthy, successful relationships with this essential guide for every woman haunted by her parents' divorce. Over 40 percent of Americans ages eighteen to forty are children of divorce. Yet women with divorced parents are more than twice as likely than men to get divorced themselves and struggle in romantic relationships. In this powerful, uplifting guide, mother-daughter team Terry and Tracy draws on thirty years of clinical practice and interviews with over 320 daughters of divorce to help you recognize and overcome the unique emotional issues that parental separation creates so you can build the happy, long-lasting relationships you deserve. Learn how to: • Examine your parents' breakup from an adult perspective • Heal the wounds of the past • Recognize destructive dynamics in intimate relationships and take steps to change them • Trust yourself and others by embracing vulnerability • Create strong partnerships with their proven Seven Steps to a Successful Relationship • Break the divorce legacy once and for all!

Insights to Intimacy

Insights to Intimacy Author Christian Pankhurst
ISBN-10 9082546604
Year 2016-05-13
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher
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It ends with you... Right now, you can take action to end the passing down of undigested generational pain, shame & intimacy sabotage that is perpetuating unnecessary suffering and emotional illiteracy. So much of your intimacy and relationship health is determined by the modelling of those that came before you. As children you took mental and emotional pictures as you witnessed your parents, your family and your culture do their best to manage their pain. Through persistent observation, you began to inherit what a 'normal' relationship looks like. But most of us were not given a good example. Many of us witnessed or directly experienced shaming, blaming, abuse, neglect, manipulation and games. Unwittingly, and without knowing any better, you took on some of your parents strategies for dealing with pain and began to inherit the same dynamics that are now interfering with your own capacity to experience the freedom, joy and intimacy you deserve. But, worst of all, if left unattended we will pass our inherited wounding down the line to our children and perpetuate the suffering that we, and those that came before us, have endured. But it doesn't have to be that way. In my book, Insights To Intimacy - 'Why Relationships Fail & How To Make Them Work' I show you how to heal yourself and your family through the sacred union of conscious heart intelligent relationship. I'll show you through clear step by step instructions how you can 'track' your intimacy blocks and communicate with your partner in a new way so that your 'relational operating system' gets a massive upgrade! This is not a book of theory and untested hypothesis. The wisdom shared comes from over a decade of real-life testing with thousands of couples and groups from cultures all over the world. Don't wait till things get worse... Learn the skills to become Heart Intelligent today and become a healthy role model for a new generation of emotionally literate individuals. Claim Your FREE Companion Course Included with your book purchase is a free online companion course that you can claim immediately after you order. This course offers additional video demonstrations bringing the practices I'll be showing you to life, so you can follow along and deepen your understanding. "If you're not experiencing the relationship you crave, it's not your fault. Most of us grew up without ideal relationship models to learn from, and you certainly weren't taught these skills in school. This is your opportunity to change course and begin shifting the habits and patterns that have long stood between you and real love. Are you ready to end the struggle? Let's begin."

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Alcoholics Author Janet G. Woititz
ISBN-10 9780757393419
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 135
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.
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In the 1980's, Janet Woititz broke new ground in our understanding of what it is to be an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. In this updated edition of her bestseller she re-examines the movement and its inclusion of Adult Children from various dysfunctional family backgrounds who share the same characteristics.