A revolutionary way for readers to change their lives, their worlds, and make all their dreams come true?through the power of forgiveness. Author of the life-changing book The Law of Attraction: Develop Irresistible Attraction, Connie Domino knows the secret to reaching goals, attracting what one really wants, and receiving myriad blessings: forgiveness. Forgiving others and oneself is key to greater health and prosperity. A ground-breaking book, The Law of Forgiveness will demonstrate how to: ? Unleash the power of personal forgiveness?with simple steps ? Use it to make manifest goals and dreams ? Use the technique to positively affect a difficult relationship ? Understand the science behind the forgiveness technique ? Learn to forgive while working through the cycle of healing Forgiveness just might be the most transformational strategy for personal and spiritual well-being. It?s the perfect guide for looking for a job or building a business, seeking a new relationship or improving a current one, or hoping to get healthy or stay healthy.
Offering a definitive overview of a vital aspect of human experience, this unique volume will help forgiveness researchers of the present and future to steer a more coordinated and scientifically productive course. It serves as an insightful and informative resource for a broad interdisciplinary audience of clinicians, researchers, educators, and students.
Forgiveness is written for those who are struggling with forgiveness and for Christians who are not dealing with a particular forgiveness issue, but who are striving to make forgiveness a daily spiritual practice.
Author, coach, and speaker Sandra Heard shares powerful insight that everyone needs to embrace about the power of forgiveness. This life changing message will help you on your road to healing and restoration. It will also help you identify where you have been stuck and equip you with the tools to move forward from past and/or current hurtful relationships. Sandra knows firsthand what happens when you hold unforgiveness in your heart. She provides wisdom, biblical principles, practical insights and tips that will help you: • Understand what forgiveness is and what forgiveness is not. • How to let go of past hurt and pain. • Bring awareness and the connection between forgiveness and emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. She invites you to share in her God inspired journey on how The Power of Forgiveness changed the very course of her life that unlocked the door to her healing and restoration to her once toxic marriage.
This book integrates and synthesizes numerous empirically supported positive psychological constructs and psychotherapeutic theories to help understand addiction and facilitate recovery through the lens of forgiveness. Proposing forgiveness as an alternative and critical tool to understanding the process of addiction and recovery, whether in the context of substance use, compulsive behavior, and/or suicidal behavior, the book discusses multiple theoretical points of view regarding the process of forgiveness. Additionally, foundational theories underlying the process of recovery, the psychological and spiritual nature of forgiveness, and the nature of the association of forgiveness with health all receive detailed coverage. Considerable attention is also paid to the extant empirical support for the association of forgiveness with addiction and recovery. The text’s comprehensive integration of theory, research, and clinical application, including guidelines regarding forgiveness as a treatment for recovery from addiction, provide a roadmap forward for addiction counselors and other recovery specialists.
Few Christians realize nearly every problem in life stems from an unwillingness to forgive someone. When we hold grudges, seek retribution, and blame others, we end up hurting our relationships with God and people—and short-circuit our ability to live the Christian live the way it's meant to be lived. Why is forgiveness so difficult at times? Must we forgive when it's the other person's fault? How should we handle repeat offenses? What if we feel we can't forgive because we've been hurt so badly? Pritchard answers these questions and more by pointing to God's example as the Supreme Forgiver. When we learn to forgive in the way He forgives, then we'll know true freedom, peace, and emotional healing.
Our world is filled with suffering and its consequences. Daily, hourly, we hear stories of individuals and entire communities suffering at the hands of others through conflict, violence, physical or emotional abuse. This pastoral handbook explores forgiveness as a healing way forward and examines its dynamic from an individual and a communal perspective. It is designed for use by clergy, counsellors, spiritual directors and all engaged in listening, in reconciliation and in pastoral care. Combining biblical and theological understanding with a pastoral sensitivity informed by a lifetime’s experience of ministry, it explores: • Why forgiveness is important; • What forgiveness is; • Who can forgive; • How to offer forgiveness; • How to receive forgiveness; • The consequences of forgiveness; • Sacramental confession; • Jesus and forgiveness.
The present volume is a ground-breaking and agenda-setting investigation of the psychology of self-forgiveness. It brings together the work of expert clinicians and researchers working within the field, to address questions such as: Why is self-forgiveness so difficult? What contexts and psychological experiences give rise to the need for self-forgiveness? What approaches can therapists use to help people process difficult experiences that elicit guilt, shame and self-condemnation? How can people work through their own failures and transgressions? Assembling current theories and findings, this unique resource reviews and advances our understanding of self-forgiveness, and its potentially critical function in interpersonal relationships and individual emotional and physical health. The editors begin by exploring the nature of self-forgiveness. They consider its processes, causes, and effects, how it may be measured, and its potential benefits to theory and psychotherapy. Expert clinicians and researchers then examine self-forgiveness in its many facets; as a response to guilt and shame, a step toward processing transgressions, a means of reducing anxiety, and an essential component of, or, under some circumstances a barrier to, psychotherapeutic intervention. Contributors also address self-forgiveness as applied to diverse psychosocial contexts such as addiction and recovery, couples and families, healthy aging, the workplace, and the military. Among the topics in the Handbook: An evolutionary approach to shame-based self-criticism, self-forgiveness and compassion. Working through psychological needs following transgressions to arrive at self-forgiveness. Self-forgiveness and health: a stress-and-coping model. Self-forgiveness and personal and relational well-being. Self-directed intervention to promote self-forgiveness. Understanding the role of forgiving the self in the act of hurting oneself. The Handbook of the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness serves many healing professionals. It covers a wide range of problems for which individuals often seek help from counselors, clergy, social workers, psychologists and physicians. Research psychologists, philosophers, and sociologists studying self-forgiveness will also find it an essential handbook that draws together the advances made over the past several decades, and identifies important directions for the road ahead.
Is there such a thing as “Christian Forgiveness”? Christians speak as though there is. But what would it be? How would it differ from forgiveness as a basic human enactment? And if there is a distinctive Christian forgiveness, what might it have to say to our world today? To answer these questions, the present work traverses three distinctive intellectual landscapes—continental philosophy, Anglo-American moral philosophy, and psychology—to establish a phenomenology of forgiving before turning to contemporary Christian literature. The multilayered dialogue that ensues challenges the assumptions of contemporary approaches—secular and Christian—and invites the reader to rethink the meaning of Christian forgiveness.
A practical resource tool and handbook for everyone striving to help young people through times of struggle. Most of the book is a reference guide to 30 common teenage problems arranged alphabetically--from abuse to suicide. "We need all the help we can get, and Les Parrott has provided a lot of it. Youth workers will find this book invaluable".--Tony Campolo.
Most people who attempt to change their homosexual attractions and behaviors experience only partial success despite their best efforts. Written for Christians whose beliefs and values support their work towards chastity, this book offers a unique look at how they can manage and develop their sexual identity through a number of practical strategies.