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Released from Shame: Moving Beyond the Pain of the Past
Do you feel that your problem is not what you do but who you are? caught in patterns of destructive relationships? that you never get enough affirmation? afraid you'll pass bad patterns along to your children? that God probably loves you less than others? If these questions fit you, you may be experiencing shame. Often shame comes from being raised in a family that has an ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 22nd 2002 by IVP Books
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Great book for adult children of alcoholics (ACAs) or anyone with generational alcoholism (e.g. grandparents, great-grandparents). If you're reading this book, you've probably already identified some of the patterns, or have a suspicion that this has been an issue at some point in your family. In the first few chapters Wilson deftly lays out the characteristics of a person who has grown up in an alcoholic household, and the behaviors of ACAs. A repercussion of alcoholism is frequently a 'shame-b ...more