Synopses & Reviews
Revised and updated from the original, this honest and forthwright look at families of all shapes and sizes will help you down the path of healing (whether you know you need it or whether yo're just not sure).
Unlocking Your Family Patterns combines decade's worth of counseling wisdom and pastoral care insights into this one practical resource. Your past may hurt, and your family's patterns may have left emotional scars, but your future has not been laid in stone yet. There is hope for healing, there are lessons to learn, and there are paths toward family health.
Using clinical, biblical and practical examples to help you uncover the patterns your family has lived in, this book might lead you toward the family u-turn you've been looking for.
An honest, healing look at dysfunctional families. Uses clinical and biblical examples to help you uncover the secrets of your family tree and start untangling those ties that bind. (More than 100,000 in print)
About the Author
DAVE CARDER currently serves as Pastor responsible for Counseling and Marriage Ministries at the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton. He holds graduate degrees in Biblical Literature and in Marital and Family Therapy as well as the Michigan Limited License in Psychology and the Marriage and Family Therapy license in California. Dave has published five books, one of which won The Gold Medallion Award in Personal Evangelism in 1993. Dave and his wife, Ronnie, have four adult children and five grandchildren. In their spare time they enjoy jogging.EARL R. HENSLIN (Psy.D., Biola University), is a licensed marriage and family therapist, former part-time faculty member at the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology at Biola University, La Mirada, California, author of seven books, and co-author of three books and numerous professional articles. He is a member of several professional organizations and helped in the founding of Overcomers Outreach to aid churches in establishing support groups.For the past 14 years Dr. Henslin has been integrating brain imaging into the treatment of psychological, physical, and spiritual problems at his counseling practice, Henslin and Associates, a Christian counseling group in Brea, California. Dr. Henslin has four adult children and two lovely granddaughters.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Part 1 Dysfunctional Families of the Bible
1. David and His Family Tree - Earl Henslin, Psy.D.
2. Isaac and His Family Tree - Dave Carder, MA.
3. Jesus Had Family Issues Too - Earl Henslin, Psy.D.
Part 2 Contributing Factors in Family Dysfunction
4. Passing the Torch: The Multigenerational Transmission Process - Dave Carder, MA.
5. Guilt-ridden Baggage: The Role of Religious Shame - Earl Henslin, Psy.D.
6. Blest Be the Tie That Binds: Local Church "Family" Patterns - Dave Carder, MA.
Part 3 Family Health: How to Do It Right When You Learned It Wrong
7. Learning to Bond-John Townsend, Ph.D.
8. Learning to Set Boundaries - John Townsend, Ph.D.
9. Learning About Goodness/Badness - Henry Cloud, Ph.D.
10. Learning to Achieve Adulthood - Henry Cloud, Ph.D.
11. Facing Life's "Unfair Assignments" - Dave Carder, MA
Helping the Helpers: Dysfunctional Families in "The Ministry" - Alice Brawand, MA.
Resource List from the Authors
Patterns Predicting Pastoral Infidelity
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous