When Love Turns to Fear: Answers from an Abuse Survivor

When Love Turns to Fear: Answers from an Abuse Survivor

by Alison Ogden


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An eye-opening look into abusive relationships for victims or observers. Find solutions for safety concerns, as well as legal, financial, emotional, and spiritual matters.

When Love Turns to Fear: Answers from an Abuse Survivor is designed to answer the wide-spread requests for a book written by someone who experienced abuse to provides insights, understanding, and solutions for abusive relationships. Also, this book gives answers to the most frequently asked questions: "What is an abusive relationship?," "What can I do if I am in an abusive relationship?," "How can I help someone in an abusive relationship?" This book has unique advantages over other books. It is interactive, allowing the reader to record information and complete checklists. Also, it tackles legal, financial, safety, emotional health, and recovery issues. No other book is so comprehensive! Yet, it is written to be easily read: for both grown adults and teens. It is practical, honest, and understanding. Throughout the book stories from the many women Alison interviewed are presented and insights are drawn. And since many abuse victims have concerns over spiritual implications, the book includes eye-opening chapters to present what the Bible reveals about God's opinion of abusive relationships. When Love Turns to Fear has been used successfully by many victims of abuse, and has received the support of professional counseling centers, the clergy, parent groups, civic groups, and universities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595125180
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/25/2000
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Abuse Can Come in Our Lives When Least Expected1
Chapter 2The Need for Deeper Knowledge and Understanding4
Chapter 3Where Does It Start? Clues to Look for in Identifying Problems9
Chapter 4What Happened in My Marriage27
Chapter 5What May Lead Even "Churched Girls" into Abuse, and What Does the Bible Say about Relationships?31
Chapter 6The Difference It Makes When People Are Able to Help47
Chapter 7God Will Open Doors If We Pay Attention52
Chapter 8The Awakening Stage--When We Recognize Abuse Is Occuring and Something Must Be Done64
Chapter 9The Importance of Identifying Co-Dependency74
Chapter 10Getting Control of Your Life84
Chapter 11There Can Be Light After the Darkness of Abuse96
In Addition: Answers to Some Other Questions Frequently Asked107

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