Don't Call It Love
"You complete me" may be a romantic line in a popular movie, but it's not a healthy basis for a real relationship. Unfortunately, many people are drawn into relationships that are unfulfilling precisely because they are looking to other people...
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"You complete me" may be a romantic line in a popular movie, but it's not a healthy basis for a real relationship. Unfortunately, many people are drawn into relationships that are unfulfilling precisely because they are looking to other people to fill in the places where they are lacking--they are looking for a person who will "complete" them. At the heart of relationship dependency is a person's belief that he or she alone is not enough. But using others to provide wholeness simply does not work, because while we are made to be relationship dependent, it is God we must turn to in order to find wholeness.
In a warm, engaging style, Drs. Jantz and Clinton walk readers through patterns of relationship dependency, helping them unravel why they are drawn back to the same dry well of unfulfilled relationships over and over again. Readers will discover how to break the cycle, banish their fears, and find wholeness in the God who designed them to be in relationship first and foremost with him, thus freeing them to find healthy relationships with others. Includes a twelve-week personal recovery plan.
Dr. Tim Clinton,(Ed.D., The College of William and Mary, LPC, LMFT) is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is professor of Counseling and Pastoral Care at Liberty University and is executive director of the Liberty University Center for Counseling and Family Studies
Dr Clinton is the Executive Editor and co-author of Caring for People God's Way: A New Guide to Christian Counseling and Competent Christian Counseling: Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Soul Care.
He was Executive Editor and a primary writer for The Soul Care Bible and the author of Attachments: Unlock the Secret to Loving and Being Loved; Why You Do the Things You Do: The Secret to Healthy Relationships, Loving Your Child Too Much: Staying Close to your Kids without Overprotecting, Overindulging, or Overcontrolling and Turn Your Life Around: Breaking Free from Your Past and Discovering God's Dream for You.
Ann McMurray lives in Edmonds, WA.