How to Help Your Hurting Friend Clear Guidance for Messy Problems by Susie Shellenberger

How to Help Your Hurting Friend Clear Guidance for Messy Problems

Written by Susie Shellenberger
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How to Help Your Hurting Friend Clear Guidance for Messy Problems by Susie Shellenberger

A valuable handbook of practical advice for teenage girls to share with their friends Susie Shellenberger-veteran editor of Focus on the Family's Brio magazine-addresses the most vital, personal, and life-challenging issues in young women's lives so that concerned friends can respond in love and wisdom to their friends who are coping with crises. Presented in handbook form, this biblically-based, relevant, and contemporary-focused book empowers girls to salvage and even save the lives of their troubled peers. No issue is taboo (for example, she addresses self-cutting and sexual abuse) and no advice is ever vague (on the first page, Susie tells her readers that Jesus Christ is the one who does the empowering! ). This classic book for teenage girls distills the wisdom of the Bible and combines it with the wisdom of many experienced and anointed counselors. Previously published as Help! My Friend Is Hurting, this reissued edition has a dynamic new format complete with sidebars and intriguing illustrations.

About the Author

A former high school teacher and youth minister, Susie Shellenberger has edited Brio magazine for teen girls since its beginning and authored 34 books that have sold more than 500,000 copies--among them, Secret Power for Girls and How to Help Your Hurting Friend (invert). Susie speaks at Girls of Grace events around the nation and cohosts a weekly radio broadcast, Life on the Edge: LIVE! produced by Focus on the Family and airing in approximately 170 markets. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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176 pages


Susie Shellenberger
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ZonderKidz an imprint of Zondervan

Publication date

23rd January 2004



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