Hiding From Love: How To Change The Withdrawal Patterns That Isolate And Imprison You

Paperback | January 23, 1996

byJohn Townsend

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When you experience emotional injury, fear, shame, or pride your first impulse is to hide the hurting parts of yourself from God, others, even yourself. Often you've learned these hiding patterns during childhood to protect yourself in a threatening environment. The problem is that when you hide your injuries and frailties, you isolate yourself from the very things you need in order to heal and mature. What served as protection for a child becomes a prison to an adult. In Hiding from Love, Dr. John Townsend helps you to explore thoroughly the hiding patterns you've developed and guides you toward the healing grace and truth that God has built into safe, connected relationships with himself and others. You'll discover: The difference between "good" and "bad" hiding, Why you hide the broken parts of your soul from the God who can heal them, How to be free to make mistakes without fear of exposing your failures and imperfections, How to obtain the joy and wholeness God intends you to have through healthy bonding with others. Hiding from Love will take you on a journey of discovery toward healing, connected relationships, and a new freedom and joy in living.

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We learn in childhood to hide from pain, and often continue hiding our hurt from God and others in adulthood. Here Townsend presents a scriptural approach to help us identify these unhealthy withdrawal patterns and find healing, freedom and security in connected, grace-filled relationships. Includes discussion guide

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When you experience emotional injury, fear, shame, or pride your first impulse is to hide the hurting parts of yourself from God, others, even yourself. Often you've learned these hiding patterns during childhood to protect yourself in a threatening environment. The problem is that when you hide your injuries and frailties, you isolate...

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When you experience emotional injury, fear, shame, or pride your first impulse is to hide the hurting parts of yourself from God, others, even yourself. Often you've learned these hiding patterns during childhood to protect yourself in a threatening environment. The problem is that when you hide your injuries and frailties, you isolate...

Dr. John Townsend is a leadership consultant, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author. He has written twenty-seven books, selling 10 million copies, including the 3 million-selling Boundaries series. John is founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling and conducts the Townsend Leadership program. He trav...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.3 × 0.75 inPublished:January 23, 1996Publisher:Zondervan

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ISBN - 10:0310201071

ISBN - 13:9780310201076

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ContentsPART ONE: The Hiding Dilemma1 Jenny's Story2 Our Two Biggest Problems3 "This Wasn't in Plan A"4 Our Need for Attachment5 Our Need for Separateness6 Our Need for Resolving Good and Bad7 Our Need for Authority and AdulthoodPART TWO: Helpful and Harmful Hiding8 Helpful Hiding: Dealing with Suffering9 Helpful Hiding: Preparing for Relationship10 Harmful Hiding: Six Critical Stages11 Harmful Hiding: The Results12 The Cost of Harmful HidingPART THREE: Hope for Those in Hiding13 Hiding from Attachment14 Hiding from Separateness15 Hiding from Our Good and Bad Selves16 Hiding from Authority and Adulthood17 Coming Out of HidingDiscussion Guide

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We learn in childhood to hide from pain, and often continue hiding our hurt from God and others in adulthood. Here Townsend presents a scriptural approach to help us identify these unhealthy withdrawal patterns and find healing, freedom and security in connected, grace-filled relationships. Includes discussion guide