The Gift of Our Compulsions

If we do manage to stop one, another always seems to take its place. Over the past three decades, Mary O’Malley has developed a revolutionary approach to healing our compulsions.

Author: Mary O'Malley

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577317876

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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To some degree we are all compulsive. Our struggles range from overworrying and overworking to overeating and alcohol and drug abuse. When we realize we are compulsive, our main reaction until now has been to try to control our behavior, but when we try to control our compulsions, they control us. If we do manage to stop one, another always seems to take its place. Over the past three decades, Mary O’Malley has developed a revolutionary approach to healing our compulsions. She gently invites us to be curious about them, to engage them and ask ourselves questions that help us understand our behaviors. She shows us how lasting healing can come from being curious and forgiving rather than controlling and shameful. Compulsions then become our teachers. Her book is filled with new perspectives and simple techniques that anyone can easily grasp.

The Gift of Being Yourself

Love is certainly also an unquestionable good, but the compulsive effort to
always be loving that characterizes others reflects a denial of their humanity and
always comes at the expense of authenticity. Similarly, success, beauty,
knowledge, ...

Author: David G. Benner

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830846123

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of one's self. In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes the false selves that we hide behind and calls us to discover the true self that emerges from our uniqueness in Christ. Genuine self-understanding revitalizes our spiritual life and leads to the fulfillment of our God-given destiny and vocation. - from back of the book.

The G I F T ED Woman

Dirty Dozen Dart #5 — Compulsions and Addictions "Run ragged." That's how I
described my physical and emotional state when a friend phoned to ask how I
was doing a few years ago. My words were a telltale signal to back off for awhile.

Author: Sharon Hoffman

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781440653

Category: Religion

Page: 285

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Realize your potential as a G.I.F.T.ed woman! Discover how to influence lives for God today and leave a spiritual legacy for the future! Reader's Guide Included.

The Gift of Well being

We begin to find our security and well - being in the freedom to suffer : " Can I
suffer and remain free at the same time ? " Our interest in ... give ourselves into is
wholesome and suitable , we end up struggling because of our compulsive trying

Author: Munindo (Ajahn.)



Category: Buddhism

Page: 135

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Defining the Church for Our Time

The recognition of other patterns of Christian life does not negate our own, but
usually leads to greater clarity as to what specifically is the gift in our own
tradition. Such openness also frees us from the need to be dogmatic and
compulsive ...

Author: Peter Schmiechen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621893766

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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The church is broken and we cannot fix it. Faith in God is disconnected from churches. Mainline churches are deeply divided, and their budgets and congregations have diminished, with no agreement for recovery. So what shall we do? It is time to stop talking about the problems and to consider a new vision of the church for our time. This book is a celebration of the church as the community of new life in Christ. It assumes Christ intended to create a community on earth embodying grace and holiness. It begins with a new and inclusive definition of the church as a community enduring in time. It affirms the great variety of churches, all as valid expressions of the new life, and explains how and why churches are formed in different ways. The goal is for churches to celebrate the saving power of Christ and to see the glory of God revealed in the world in our time.

It s All a Gift


Author: Miriam Adahan

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 9780873066099

Category: Psychology

Page: 435

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A Gift of Grace

and torn apart for my entrances and exits as a frosh in the quadrangle. ... Hard to
believe since Iama bastard anddon't write very often... but thatis partly due tomy
overextension and compulsive desire to attempt at revealing all to youin one ...

Author: Bea Weatherly

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456885642

Category: Psychology

Page: 273

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Imagine this: There's a family of three beautiful, gifted children, enjoying life to its fullest. Suddenly... schizophrenia: a mental disorder characterized by an inability to separate real from unreal experiences... slowly takes residence and shatters the home. Years of darkness descend, bringing torrential pain and anguish. The family struggles to convince son and brother to take prescription meds, not the street drugs. He complies haphazardly, continually being led by his voices, making a plethora of dark choices. Personal inner strength battles for him. The love of family catapult him, time after time, after time... into the light...until...with the passage of seasons, his spirit is uplifted! He seizes control of his own destiny and today...he confronts the challenge of building a healthy life, multi-tasking the strife of mental illness, addictions and his true heart’s desire to use his gifts and live out loud! A Gift of Grace: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Son’s Schizophrenia will boost optimism and support for people affected by mental illness and/or addictions, share pain and triumph with parents, while enlightening other readers with insight and comfort as they grapple with their own set of challenges.

Reflections from the Back of the Turtle

One response to the gift of faith is choosing to believe in God as God believes in
us. Faith is the belief in the mystery of the unknown. We must believe in God. We
can't change our compulsions and obsessions. Only God can. Will we let him do

Author: Fred Gabriel Simeon Reynolds

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456715854

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 661

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Prayer Faith and Healing

It's our "compulsive need to treat gifts as things that are traded rather than given."
"It's hard to receive a gift and not want to repay it, whether that gift comes from
God or from your Uncle Louie," Dr. Childs says. "Recently, when a friend invited ...

Author: Kenneth Winston Caine

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781579540067

Category: Religion

Page: 527

View: 852

Prayer, Faith, and Healing When you're physically sick, when you're emotionally ill, your first thought usually is to turn to a doctor, take a pill, let modern medicine make it all go away. But as a growing body of scientific evidence shows, the best cure may lie in prayer, faith, and your relationship with God. Yes, prayer and faith can heal. They're good for your health, for your outlook, and for your overall physical and mental well-being. More than 200 studies prove it. But how do you tap into this amazing well of spiritual energy? The answers lie in this book. Drawing on the wisdom of more than 160 of America's top religious leaders, counselors, doctors, and scientists, Prayer, Faith, and Healing explains how you can use the dynamic forces of faith and prayer to change yourself forever. It teaches you nearly 30 ways to expand your prayer life. It shows you how to be happier and have more loving relationships. Most of all, it explains exactly how you can use the power of belief to solve more than 50 of the toughest emotional and physical problems you'll ever encounter. Whether you're experienceing loneliness, grief, fatigue, or fear; whether you're facing surgery or coping with a serious illness; whether you're beset with financial problems, divorce, weight problems, or more, this book will show you how to deal with it. There are more than 500 tips in all, and each one is precise, positive, and practical. No other book has ever brought together so much wisdom from so many spiritual experts. And no other book has ever offered such useful, quick-to-apply spiritual tips for the challenges you'll face. Prayer, Faith, and Healing will reaffirm your faith if you already believe. It will start you on a path to belief if you have doubts. And it will show you how to integrate faith and science, prayer and counseling, spirituality and health to handle whatever challenge you face. Tap the power of prayer and faith . . . . . . to heal whatever ails you Prayer and faith can be potent cures for a whole host of emotional and physical problems. Hundreds of scientific studies prove it! But how do you access this hidden strength? Prayer, Faith, and Healing will show you. Advice from more than 160 of America's top religious leaders, counselors, doctors, and scientists More than 500 tips for handling anger, addiction, depression, divorce, grief, stress, infidelity, financial problems, and over 40 other conditions Plus, nearly 30 ways to build a more meaningful prayer life

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Category: Mennonites


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Psychoanalysis and Gender

We still sometimes unconsciously seek to comfort ourselves or bolster our sense
of having substance or identity with pleasurable ... We sometimes describe those
who feel a disabling, compulsive need for these substitutes as 'addicts', whether it
be chocolate, love, ... of view, apparently rejected the gift of our inner contents),
be displaced in our adult life onto substitutes, symbolic 'stand ins' for faeces, ...

Author: Rosalind Minsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134680333

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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What is object-relations theory and what does it have to do with literary studies? How can Freud's phallocentric theories be applied by feminist critics? In Psychoanalysis and Gender: An Introductory Reader Rosalind Minsky answers these questions and more, offering students a clear, straightforward overview without ever losing them in jargon. In the first section Minsky outlines the fundamentals of the theory, introducing the key thinkers and providing clear commentary. In the second section, the theory is demonstrated by an anthology of seminal essays which includes: * Feminity by Sigmund Freud * Envy and Gratitude by Melanie Klein * An extract from Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena by Donald Winnicot * The Meaning of the Phallus by Jacques Lacan * An extract from Women's Time by Julia Kristeva * An extract from Speculum of the Other Woman by Luce Irigaray

Claiming God s Promises

Our possessiveness and jealousy can be healed , revealing the gifts of love and
compassion . Our inertia , and indifference , when healed , release gifts of peace ,
faith , and integrity . Our perfectionism and compulsive control of others can be ...

Author: Thomas R. Hawkins


ISBN: 9780687083978

Category: Religion

Page: 95

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In his attempt to help the participant discover his or her spiritual gifts, the author approaches the process from two perspectives: biblical gifts for ministry as well as those to help one become involved in both church and society. Includes a guide for participants which can be used individually or in a group setting. Ideal for pastor's groups and Bible study groups.

An Entire Commentary Upon the Whole Epistle of St Paul to the Ephesians

These selves to think any thing as of ourselves ; but our persons have no true
taste of the gifts of him whom sufficiency is ... not stewards and ministers , and
inability , and at that enmity of the devil , it is not but rulers , by their compulsive
force .

Author: Paul Baynes



Category: Bible

Page: 412

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Women and the Gift Economy

PRAISE FOR Women and the Gift Economy : A Radically Different Worldview is
Possible edited by Genevieve Vaughan Finally ! ... with Genevieve Vaughan ' s
radically different paradigm : gift giving instead of the coercive and compulsive
exchange paradigm of the market economy . ... Thus according to our traditions
the creators of this volume deserve special recognition as their work is a gift for
the rest ...

Author: Genevieve Vaughan

Publisher: Inanna Publications & Education Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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Women and the Gift Economy: A Radically Different Worldview is Possible is an attempt to respond to the need for deep and lasting social change in an epoch of dangerous crisis for all humans, cultures, and the planet. Featuring articles by well-known feminist activists and academics, this book points to ways to re-create the connections, which have been severed, between the gift economy, women, and the economies of Indigenous peoples, and to bring forward the gift paradigm as an approach to liberate us from the worldview of the market that is destroying life on the planet. Shifting to a gift paradigm can give us the radically different worldview which will make another, better, world possible.

The Gift of the Unicorn

cannot help doing that ; only we had best be sure it is our best judgment . ) Keep
trying to ... While we write we are guided instinctively - carried ahead ;
submerged — by the excitement , the " compulsive force ” of what we are doing .
While we ...

Author: Percival Hunt



Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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The ability to write well is difficult to gain. To write beyond the ordinary—beyond the clear and effective paragraph or book—needs craft, patience, and practice. And it has always required something more: genius, magic, a supreme gift. Professor Hunt in The Gift of the Unicorn binds the two—the craft and the gift—under a unifying light, showing both writer and reader the how and why and perhaps of good writing and of the writing that has gained, in Hunt’s words, “the friendship of time” and is called literature. Essays include: “Beginning,” “The Web of Writing,” “The Telling,” “Spontaneity,” “Disciplined Writing,” “The Story,” “The People in the Book,” “Of Rules, Again,” and “Ending.”

Kick the Habit

My thoughts and feelings and characteristics and the principles and values
behind them ii. My behaviour affecting myself and others Step IV for Compulsive
Helping. Step lV: Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
lnitially ...

Author: Robert Lefever

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781858689654

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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A British doctor and addiction specialist explores the many avenues that addiction can take, from alcohol and drugs to food, gambling, and sex.

The Gift of Courage

In this way the parents not only weaken their relationship with the children but
they also make it more likely that the children will lie again . ... They may imprison
themselves in compulsive behavior or adopt an authoritarian 52 The Gift of

Author: James Wilkes

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664243944

Category: Courage

Page: 107

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Recovery from Compulsive Behavior

Compulsion is characterized by continuing use of a single action or pattern of
behavior until it detracts from our well ... remember us on our birthdays and when
the gifts selected for us were carefully chosen to fit with our own interests and ...

Author: Lane Lasater

Publisher: Hci

ISBN: 9780932194725

Category: Self-Help

Page: 129

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The common characteristic that remains with the recovering addict is the compulsive personality which can lead the alcoholic in sobriety to gambling and his co-dependent wife to overeating. This book defines and gives solutions.

Body Soul Watertown Mass

The Best WRITING growth and the pursuit of American Spiritual bliss in our own
lives . ... Maura O'Halloran , overplanning , or overeating . and Seyyed Hossein
Nasr , In The Gift of Our Compulamong others , speaks less to sions : A
Revolutionary ... heal - instead of controlSpirit at Midlife and Beyond our
compulsions in order to ( Beacon Press ) , explores the reconnect with joy and
expesecond half of life ...




Category: Lifestyles


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The Gift of Dreams

Could it be that their own unconscious minds are expressing derisive attitudes
toward their conscious work by sabotoging According to Arthur Koestler there ...
Forster's syndrome is a brain disorder that is manifested by compulsive punning .

Author: Kathryn Ann Lindskoog

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers


Category: Dreams

Page: 202

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