Please Don't Say You Need Me: Biblical Answers for Codependency

Paperback | August 15, 1989

byJan Silvious

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Please Don't Say You Need Me. . . is a common plea voiced by people trapped in unhealthy, codependent relationships. Confused by their conflicting emotions, they feel trapped between wanting to love and care for someone else and yet, at the same time, needing to escape from that person's intense and suffocating demands for self-esteem.Jan Silvious offers practical, biblical answers for those dealing with codependency-actually, people-dependency-that can exist between mates, siblings, parents and children, and friends.· Who is the codependent person?· What is a codependent relationship?· What role does guilt play in a codependent relationship?· Can Christians be codependent?Jan Silvious answers these questions and shows readers how to identify and break the cycle of a codependent relationship in a loving, scriptural manner. Here is insight, hope, and encouragement for replacing unhealthy ways of relating with a new approach that can bring balance and wholeness.

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Confused by their conflicting emotions, they feel trapped between wanting to love and care for someone else and yet, at the same time, needing to escape from his or her intense and suffocating demands for self-esteem. Jan Silvious offers practical, biblical answers for those dealing with codepenency-actually people dependency-which can...

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Please Don't Say You Need Me. . . is a common plea voiced by people trapped in unhealthy, codependent relationships. Confused by their conflicting emotions, they feel trapped between wanting to love and care for someone else and yet, at the same time, needing to escape from that person's intense and suffocating demands for self-esteem...

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Please Don't Say You Need Me . . . is a common plea voiced by people trapped in unhealthy, codependent relationships. Confused by their conflicting emotions, they feel trapped between wanting to love and care for someone else and yet, at the same time, needing to escape from that person's intense and suffocating demands for self-estee...

Jan Silvious has years of experience as a counselor and Bible teacher. She leads seminars for Moody's women's ministry, she has been a keynote speaker at Moody's Founder's Week, and she is a pre-conference speaker for Women of Faith. Her books include Understanding Women, The Five-Minute Devotional, Foolproofing Your Life, Moving Bey...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 15, 1989Publisher:Zondervan

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ISBN - 10:0310343917

ISBN - 13:9780310343912

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ContentsAcknowledgmentsDefinition of Terms1. What's Wrong with Me?2. What Are the Symptoms of Codependency?3. Why Do I Act This Way?4. Codependency in Parent-Child Relationships5. Codependency in Marriage6. Codependency in Friendship7. Codependency in the Workplace8. Help! I'm Dependent!9. Maintaining Healthy RelationshipsAppendix A: How Can I Have a Relationship to Christ?Appendix B: Your Value in ChristAppendix C: The Attributes of GodNotesAcknowledgments

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Confused by their conflicting emotions, they feel trapped between wanting to love and care for someone else and yet, at the same time, needing to escape from his or her intense and suffocating demands for self-esteem. Jan Silvious offers practical, biblical answers for those dealing with codepenency-actually people dependency-which can exist only between mates, but also between siblings, parents and children, and friends.