Loving an addict is incredibly painful. Not only do you have to watch them make the same mistakes over and over again, but along the way they often lie to you, hurt you, and betray you. And yet, against all odds, you still love them and hope and pray for change.
Drawing on his years of counseling experience, Philip Monroe helps you to see beyond the confusion that so often swirls around addiction and into the truths about the struggle and what the road to recovery really looks like. Along the way, he reminds you that your God cares deeply for you and for the addict in your life and is working to bring redemption and healing.
Philip Monroe, PsyD, is Professor of Counseling & Psychology at Biblical Seminary where he leads the Graduate School of Counseling and the Global Trauma Recovery Institute. He maintains a private practice at Diane Langberg & Associates where he specializes in working with trauma and abuse, ministry burnout, and addictions.
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