Knowing How to Respond
Do you feel trapped by coworkers, friends, and even loved ones who want to pressure you into doing things their way? How can you escape being the victim of their control over you? Is there a way to discern the causes of manipulative behavior, in order to avoid its effects on you and yet still maintain a Christlike attitude?
Lou Priolo answers all of these tough questions and more in this practical booklet that will help you avoid the trap of manipulation.
“Here is a great tool for counselors. By studying how Christ deal with those who tried to manipulate Him, Lou Priolo suggests several practical principles for those who find themselves either being manipulated or manipulating others.”
— Stuart Scott, director, Center for Biblical Counseling
“When I worked with Lou Priolo at the Atlanta Biblical Counseling Center, he taught me how to help counselees recognize manipulation and how to biblically respond. In this booklet, he tells his readers. I highly recommend it to you – read it, study it, and complete the practical exercises at the end. You will not only learn how to honor God in your response but also how to help the manipulator to not be ‘wise in his own eyes.'”
— Martha Peace, author of The Excellent Wife and Damsels in Distress.
About the Author
Lou Priolo is Director of the Eastwood Counseling Ministry in Montgomery, Alabama. He is a graduate of Calvary Bible College and Liberty University. Lou has been a full-time biblical counselor and instructor for more than twenty-three years. He is also a Fellow of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. He is also author of numerous books, including Danger Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship. His best known book may be The Heart of Anger: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children.
Resources for Biblical Living
Manipulation: Knowing How to Respond is just one of the booklets by Lou Priolo in the Resources for Biblical Living Set . Others in the set are:
- Faithfulness: No More Excuses
- Self-Image: How to Overcome Inferiority Judgments
- Selfishness: From Loving Yourself to Loving Your Neighbor
- Bitterness: The Root that Pollutes
- Deception: Letting go of Lying
- Divorce: Before You Say “I Don’t”
- Fear: Breaking its Grip
- Judgments: Rash or Righteous
- Discontentment: Why Am I So Unhappy?