Item description for When Someone You Love Abuses Drugs or Alcohol: Daily Encouragement by Cecil Murphey...
Overview When people we love are struggling, we struggle as well. Sometimes we wish that we could fix their lives for them. But we also forget to care for our own needs, both physically and spiritually, during these difficult times.
Cecil Murphey offers spiritual encouragement for people whose loved ones suffer from drug or alcohol addiction. These daily readings will help you focus on God in the midst of your trials. 96 pages.
Publishers Description When people we love are struggling, we struggle as well. Sometimes we wish that we could fix their lives for them. But we also forget to care for our own needs, both physically and spiritually, during these difficult times.Cecil Murphey offers spiritual encouragement for people whose loved ones suffer from drug or alcohol addiction. These daily readings will help you focus on God in the midst of your trials.
Community Description When people we love are suffering, we suffer as well. Sometimes we wish that we could bear their burdens for them. But we also forget that we need to care for our own needs, both physically and spiritually, during these difficult times. In his trio of books, Cecil Murphey offers spiritual hope and help for people whose loved ones are facing Alzheimer's disease, drug abuse, & mental illness. Each book contains short devotionals to help the reader focus on God in the midst of trials.
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Studio: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.14" Width: 4.56" Height: 0.26" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
Publisher BEACON HILL PRESS #29
ISBN 0834121336 ISBN13 9780834121331
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More About Cecil Murphey
Veteran author Cecil (Cec) Murphey has written or co-written more than 135 books, including the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world.
Cec stays busy as a professional writer and travels extensively to speak on topics such as writing, spiritual growth, caregiving, significant living, sexual abuse, and recovery.
Prior to launching his career as a full-time writer and speaker, Cec served as pastor in Metro Atlanta, as a volunteer hospital chaplain for ten years, and was a missionary in Kenya for six.
Cecil Murphey currently resides in the state of Kentucky.
Reviews - What do customers think about When Someone You Love Abuses Drugs Or Alcohol?
Realistic and Powerful Jan 2, 2007
One reading after another, I found myself saying, "Yes, that's how I feel," or "That has happened to me too." I felt understood and also challenged and encouraged. Taking care of myself physically, emotionally, and spiritually is important even in the middle of the draining and unpredictable situations involved in loving someone who abuses drugs or alcohol. Finding the end of my abilities in the caregiving relationship is a good thing as I begin to learn God's way to love.
This is one of those books you'll not only want to buy for yourself, but also to give out to counselors, pastors, friends, and family.
Comorting Encouragement Dec 27, 2006
Cecil Murphey's "When Someone You Love Abuses Drugs or Alcohol" is marvelous. It is intended to be a short daily dose of encouragement, but I couldn't stop reading it. I felt comfort, conviction, relief, encouragment, motivation... well, the list could go on.
The difference between "caretaking" and "caregiving" is addressed as well as where responsibiity lies - for both the addicted and the loved one. A short prayer is offered as a prompt for personally calling upon the One who truly understands...
I highly recommend this book along with the other two in Cecil Murphey's "When Someone You Love..." series.
Caregivers have to take care of themselves too Dec 18, 2006
When you have a loved one who is addicted, all of your attention is focused on them. We easily forget about ourselves. If we do not nurture our own selves, our ability to help our loved ones is deeply affected. This book and all the books in this series are extremely insightful and will help those who care for someone who is addicted. If your loved one also suffers from Alzheimer's or Depression/Mental Illness we highly recommend Cecil Murphey's other books dealing with these topics.
Should be an Al-anon required reading! Nov 1, 2006
Cecil Murphey did a wonderful job of capturing the emotions of those who have to deal with addiction of any kind. On our ministry retreat we used this book for dialogue starters because we minister to the homeless population in Fort Worth, and many of those we minister to are drug and alcohol addicted. I do believe Al-Anon should consider this as required reading for encouragement.
Been there, done that! Oct 11, 2006
When Someone You Love Abuses Drugs or Alcohol by Cecil Murphey is meant to be read as a devotional, but I read it from cover to cover in one afternoon. Why? Because it was telling my story. I know about loving someone who abuses drugs and/or alcohol, and I know what it's like to get caught up in that codependent trap that enables the addict to remain in his destructive lifestyle. Murphey captures the frustration and futility of the codependent's heart while offering hope and encouragement through one-page, boundary-setting devotionals. A must-read for those in similar situations!