How Can I Help?
Our instinct is to rally to the aid of someone in need, but we are often stopped by the reality of our own inabilities and fears. We may back away because of two important questions: Will I know what to...
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Our instinct is to rally to the aid of someone in need, but we are often stopped by the reality of our own inabilities and fears. We may back away because of two important questions: Will I know what to say or do? and How can I actually help? Lynda Elliott teaches readers how to help others when the inevitable flashpoints explode in their lives-and how to do it without catching the emotional shrapnel. How can we help people through the crises of life without getting hurt ourselves? From her years as a social worker, Elliott teaches two absolutes: First, what readers need to know about helping people who are angry, depressed, fearful, grieving, betrayed, tempted, guilty, abused, bitter, sick, discouraged, or simply stuck somehow in life; and second, how readers can take care of themselves while helping others through some of life's toughest times. How Can I Help? encourages counselors, church leaders, and anyone with a hurting neighbor or friend. Its thought-provoking questions and rec
Elliott teaches readers how to help others when inevitable flash points explode in their lives, plus how to do it without catching emotional shrapnel. "How Can I Help?" encourages counselors, church leaders, and anyone with a hurting neighbor or friend. Its thought-provoking questions and recommended Scriptures make it an ideal resource for individuals and small groups.
What can you say or do when someone is in need?How can you keep your life in balance while helping others?In How Can I Help?, Lynda Elliott gives you the tools to:" assess someone's desire to move forward" help when you haven't experienced the same problem" avoid excessive dependencies" press on without burning outDiscover specific ways to help people who are grieved, afraid, angry, depressed, fearful, sick, guilty, tempted, betrayed, bitter, abused."An invaluable resource for seminary students, laypersons, church staff and pastors who want to impact the lives of others." Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas president, Urban Alternative"I interview people daily who stand face-to-face with suffering. Many earnestly desire to help but do not know how. This book teaches people how to respond confidently in specific areas of need. Lynda's insights are powerful. She is truly the expert helper!" Terry Mueewsen, co-host, The 700 Club"Lynda's book offers incredibly practical steps for anyone called to help a person in emotional, physical or spiritual pain. In non-threatening layman's terms, Elliott equips the most timid helper to confidently offer assistance." Jan Silvious, Women of Faith, author, broadcasterLynda Elliott, a life coach, is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has more than 25 years of experience providing help for individuals and families.
Lynda D. Elliott, a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, has been helping people for more than twenty-five years. The author of several books, including An Invitation to Healing, she has been an adjunct professor for Trinity College and Seminary and teaches nationally and internationally. A personal life coach living in Little Rock, Arkansas, Lynda is a frequent conference speaker who also provides seminars for lay counselors and church leaders.