Telling Yourself the Truth
The truth will set you free!
I dropped the ball and feel like a failure as a parent/spouse/friend, or, I lost my job; I am useless. This is negative self-talk at its finest. Negative thinking produces negative emotions, negative reactions, and negative behavior. Don't be a victim of circumstances; self-destroying lies will keep you from achieving true happiness.
But true happiness is possible if you stop believing your lies. The authors explain Misbelief Therapy, a life-changing method, in an easy-to-understand way. Learning to deal with your thoughts, they say, is the first step to healthy thinking. They'll help you stop the misbelief, I'm so lonely and miserable, and replace it with the truth: I'm alone, but not lonely. God loves me with an everlasting love, and I am invaluable to Him. Once you pull the negative thoughts out and replace them with the truth, you will see that you can lead a satisfying and fulfilling emotional life. Based on the Bible, Telling Yourself the Truth has continuously helped thousands of people for more than thirty years.
This newest edition now includes a helpful study guide which we use as the foundation in our group sessions.
Telling Each Other the Truth
How to Speak the Truth in Love
This practical guide will be invaluable in every relationship of life -especially those that don't come easy. Putting into practice the time-tested principles within this book will enable you to interact effectively with family, friends, co-workers, and other important people in your life.
Learn how to:
• restore the respect needed for healing damaged relationships
• foster better listening skills
• overcome the tendency to manipulate others in conversation
• avoid the destructive effects of accusation and defensiveness
Discover the difference it makes when you know what to say, how to say it, and when to speak the truth in love--the art of true communication. You'll love the life-changing freedom that comes from telling each other the truth.
William Backus was founder of the Center for Christian Psychological Services, a licensed consulting psychologist, and an ordained minister. Other books he has written include Telling Yourself the Truth and What Your Counselor Never Told You. Dr. Backus passed away in June 2005.