Life Beyond Your Parents’ Mistakes
The Transforming Power of God’s Love
What if your human parents were violent, deceptive, cold, or even just occasionally disappointing? Can their failures keep you from understanding God’s love and having a growing relationship with your heavenly Father? Some say that you can’t know God’s love unless someone will stand in your parents’ place, giving you a loving new image to use in relating to God. But is this true? Can you live Life Beyond Your Parents’ Mistakes? David Powlison speaks compassionately to those who are disappointed by their human parents, and he uses God’s Word to show that our parents’ mistakes cannot stop us from knowing God and his unfailing love. Using case studies from his extensive counseling experience, Dr. Powlison explains how turning to God for mercy and help will transform your life and your relationships.
About the Author
David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D. is Executive Director of Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) as well as a CCEF faculty member and Senior Editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary.
David has been counseling for over thirty years and has written numerous articles on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books include Speaking Truth in Love; Seeing with New Eyes; Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare; and The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context. His minibook titles include Facing Death with Hope; Healing after Abortion; Recovering from Child Abuse; and Renewing Marital Intimacy.
David has taught across the United States and in Korea, India, Brazil, Europe, and Sri Lanka. He blogs periodically at CCEF and The Gospel Coalition.
Other Books in the Series
-Angry Children: Understanding and Helping Your Child Regain Control by Michael R. Emlet
-Breaking the Addictive Cycle: Deadly Obsessions or Simple Pleasures? by David Powlison
-Can We Talk? The Art of Relationship Building by Rob Green
-Dealing with Rejection by Jack Miller
-Eating Disorders: The Quest for Thinness by Edward T. Welch
-Facing Death with Hope: Living for What Lasts by David Powlison
-Family Feuds: How to Respond by Timothy S. Lane
-Freedom from Addiction: Turning from Your Compulsive Behavior by Edward T. Welch
-Freedom from Resentment: Stopping Hurts from Turning Bitter by Robert D. Jones
-Grief: Finding Hope Again by Paul David Tripp
-Grieving a Suicide: Help for the Aftershock by David Powlison
-Help for Stepfamilies: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Learning to Love by Winston T. SmithHope for the Depressed: Beyond a Cheer Up Theology by Edward T. Welch
-How Do I Stop Losing It with My Kids?: Getting to the Heart of Your Discipline Problems by William P. Smith
-Peer Pressure: Recognizing the Warning Signs and Giving New Direction by Paul David Tripp
-Restoring Your Broken Marriage: Healing after Adultery by Robert D. Jones
-Sex Before Marriage: How Far is Too Far? by Timothy S. Lane
-Sexual Assault: Healing Steps for Victims by David Powlison
-Should We Get Married?: How to Evaluate Your Relationship by William P. Smith
-Single and Lonely: Finding the Intimacy You Desire by Jayne V. Clark
-Single Parents: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job by Robert D. Jones
-When Bad Things Happen: Thoughtful Answers to Hard Questions by William P. Smith
-When the Money Runs Out: Hope and Help for the Financially Stressed by James C. Petty
-When Your Kid’s in Trouble: How to Intervene Constructively by William P. Smith
-Who Does the Dishes?: Decision Making in Marriage by Winston T. Smith