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Relief without Cutting: Taking Your Negative Feelings to God
By Amy Baker
People handle the hard things in life in all different ways. What do you do when you get upset? Cry? Blow-up? Get depressed? Or perhaps, no one notices when you're upset because you find a quiet place and cut yourself. You're looking for relief, but is this the respite you really want?
There is a better way to manage your negative emotions. Instead of cutting--the never-ending cycle of hiding and going deeper and deeper--you can go to Jesus with all of your troubles. You are precious to him. So precious that he shed his blood for you! His power is big enough to fill you with peace and liberate you from cutting.
Amy Baker, PhD, is the Ministry Resource Director at Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); Director of Counseling for Vision of Hope, a faith-based residential treatment program; instructor and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries; and the author of counseling minibooks. She and her husband Jeff have two children.
About New Growth Press Minibooks
New Growth Press minibooks are written for the person with the question, concern, or struggle and are also used by counselors, pastors, and others to apply biblical gospel-centered help to a specific issue. The minibooks are small enough so that the average reader can read the whole minibook in less than thirty minutes. Churches and counseling ministries make the minibooks available in their acrylic display cases to members, counselees, and clients.