How to Help Your Hurting Friend
When a friend is Hurting, all you want to do is Help. But what do you say when your best friend doesn't eat, or her parents are splitting up, or you see the cutting scars on her arms? There's just...
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When a friend is Hurting, all you want to do is Help. But what do you say when your best friend doesn't eat, or her parents are splitting up, or you see the cutting scars on her arms? There's just No Script for this stuff. That's where this book comes in. It's for concerned friends who know that the Best Way to help is stepping in with Love and authentic Support. Whether you know someone who is dealing with sexual abuse, drug addiction, or depression, How to Help Your Hurting Friend offers Practical Advice on how you can be a true friend by tapping into the Wisdom of the Bible, the heart of Jesus, and the Advice of Counselors who know what they're talking about. Even if you're not dealing with life-and-death issues right now, author Susie Shellenberger still has plenty of Great Advice on how to make and keep friends, how to be someone other people can trust, and how to let your faith shine through in everything you do. Look, being a teenager these days is tough. Everyone needs a true friend. Maybe that Friend Can Be You.
A valuable handbook of practical advice for teenage girls to share with their friendsSusie Shellenberger--veteran editor of Focus on the Family's Brio magazine--addresses the most vital, personal, and life-challenging issues in young women's lives so that concerned friends can respond in love and wisdom to their friends who are coping with crises. Presented in handbook form, this biblically-based, relevant, and contemporary-focused book empowers girls to salvage and even save the lives of their troubled peers.No issue is taboo (for example, she addresses self-cutting and sexual abuse) and no advice is ever vague (on the first page, Susie tells her readers that "Jesus Christ is the one who does the empowering!"). This classic book for teenage girls distills the wisdom of the Bible and combines it with the wisdom of many experienced and anointed counselors. Previously published as Help! My Friend Is Hurting, this reissued edition has a dynamic new format complete with sidebars and intri
This book offers practical advice to teens, distilling the wisdom of the Bible and many experienced and anointed counselors.
Shellenberger is the editor of Brio Magazine for teen girls published by Focus on the Family, and is the author of girls published by Focus on the Family, and is the author of 41 books. She's traveled to every continent in the world (e 41 books. She's traveled to every continent in the world (even Antarctica!), and enjoys being walked by her 150-lb. Saiven Antarctica!), and enjoys being walked by her 150-lb. Saint Bernard, Bosco.