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From the creators of the best-selling Life Recovery series, Take Your Life Back is a groundbreaking look at how to overcome unhealthy relationships and love others well. Counselors Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop offer personal examples, clinical insight, and scriptural truth to help you navigate your toughest relationships.

Do you have a relationship that leaves you feeling drained? Maintaining and improving this kind of relationship - whether it's a spouse, a friend, or a child - can feel exhausting, fruitless, and toxic to your own health. It's complicated: You love the person, but sometimes you feel as if you're pouring all your energy into holding your loved one, and your relationship, together. And if he or she failed or stumbled - would that make you a failure, too? What would happen if you walked away?

Arterburn and Stoop have helped millions walk the path of health through their New Life Ministries and counseling center - and now, in Take Your Life Back, they reach out to those who walk the path alongside them. We are called to love one another deeply, but it is possible to support your loved one in a way that honors the relationship, God, and yourself. Take Your Life Back is the key to fostering healthy, God-honoring attachments that benefit you and the one you love.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

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  • Annie
  • 06-04-2017

A clear path to emotional health and wholeness

All the information it has taken me years to gather was systemically documented in this book.

After just a few chapters I felt confident that the changes I have been making to become a better me and closer to the ME God Intended, were the right choices, but sadly, long overdue.
I enjoyed the Biblical references that were sprinkled throughout this book and the examples of concepts that were demonstrated using scripture.

I already had deep respect for these authors after reading a couple of their other books, and I am happy to say my expectations were not disappointed.

If you are being controlled or feel like your life and relationships are not what you hoped, this is an amazing book to start a new journey toward a new more fulfilling life.

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  • charles william cowan
  • 24-10-2016

transparent

ill be listening to this book many times there's so much here thank you Steve and dave

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  • The Cracker Lady Michelle
  • 29-03-2017

Healthy Healing for the heart!!!

This was a smooth read. Must own book! I will add this title to my physical library. So many good points to ponder I will read/listen again and again. I'm looking forward to doing a small group with this title.

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  • Debbie
  • 14-03-2018

Life Changing

Great book. I've been looking for a book like this my whole life. I will be listening to this again and again. I want to buy the actual book so I can highlight everything! I believe this book, along with God the Father, will change my life. Praise the Lord.

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  • Edward Albert II
  • 05-12-2017

A LIFESAVING BOOK: thank you Steve and Dave

The most helpful book I have ever read. This book revealed my recurring cycles and patterns giving me the hope I needed to break free from the bondage that they have kept me in for 50 plus years! What wisdom these two men have.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-09-2017

outstanding!

I will definitely be listening to this on a regular basis, so much powerful information

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  • k gepp
  • 24-10-2020

Snore!

I can’t listen to this narrator another moment. He sounds like he is reading. So boring.

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  • RON STOUGHTON
  • 28-04-2019

No better time for this wise advice than today.

If you are a human being that knows you have been through bruises of the soul that still could use healing, this book sets you in the right direction. For practical understanding, to challenge us to take the steps to change that God empowers us to do. Our future is determined by what we do today, knowing what we know today that produces results for times to come.

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  • Marie
  • 30-07-2017

Depressing

Wow
I thought this book would give me hope but I was very disappointed.
I realize my childhood was the result of what makes me now.
I've was pretty discouraged as I read this book making me feel more hopeless. It would be nice if a therapist could erase all the harm caused by a messed up childhood but they can't. It would be nice if Celebrate Recovery could help or AA or any other group for that matter. All self help is like a band aid.
God in his love helps us move past all that. We've got to keep going. Looking back is not healing!
This book reads like Celebrate Recovery, or AA etc.

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  • MonaLisaBug
  • 10-12-2020

Simple, Clear, Positive & Life-Altering!

I cannot recommend this enough!!
If you are missing anything in your life, carrying burdens, feeling depression, self-hatred or regret...... this is a perfect place to start!
Even just help with every day life as a child of God, this is a great roadmap to help steer our way to be closer to Him and to our true purpose here in life.

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