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Lies We Believe

ISBN-10: 0785263772
ISBN-13: 9780785263777
Edition: 2003
Authors: Chris Thurman
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 5/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This newly repackaged edition examines the lies people tell themselves that damage emotional health, relationships, and spiritual life. Psychologist Dr. Chris Thurman guides the reader through part one that identifies the different areas of self-lies, religious lies, marital lies, distortion lies, and worldly lies. Part Two delves into the issues of what is truth, and Part Three deals with how to live the truth, ultimately revealing the freedom that can only come from one thing-believing and telling themselves the truth. An extremely easy-to-follow guide filled with comprehensive workbook exercises, this edition is a way to help people experience the emotional health, intimate relationships, and spiritual fulfillment they are seeking. Previous editions: 0-8407-3192-2 and 07852-7343-3

Dr. Chris Thurman is a psychologist in private practice in Austin, Texas. He earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Texas. Dr. Thurman is a bestselling author and a popular speaker who has conducted hundreds of seminars for churches and corporations around the country. He and his wife, Holly, have three children.

Acknowledgments
Prologue
The Lies We Believe
The Truth About the Lies We Believe
Self-Lies
"I Must Be Perfect."
"I Must Have Everyone's Love and Approval."
"It Is Easier to Avoid Problems Than to Face Them."
"I Can't Be Happy Unless Things Go My Way."
"My Unhappiness Is Somebody Else's Fault."
Worldly Lies
"You Can Have It All."
"My Worth Is Determined by My Performance."
"Life Should Be Easy."
"Life Should Be Fair."
"You Shouldn't Have to Wait for What You Want."
"People Are Basically Good."
Marital Lies
"All My Marital Problems Are My Spouse's Fault."
"If Our Marriage Takes Hard Work, We Must Not Be Right for Each Other."
"My Spouse Can and Should Meet All of My Emotional Needs."
"My Spouse Owes Me (for All I Do)."
"I Shouldn't Have to Change Who I Am to Make Our Marriage Better."
"My Spouse Should Be Like Me."
Distortion Lies
"Magnification: Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill"
"Personalization: Taking Everything Personally"
"Polarization: Making Everything Black or White"
"Selective Abstraction: Missing the Forest for the Trees"
"Overgeneralization: History Always Repeats Itself"
"Emotional Reasoning: Feelings Equal Facts"
Religious Lies
"God's Love Must Be Earned."
"God Hates the Sin and the Sinner."
"Because I'm a Christian, God Will Protect Me from Pain and Suffering."
"All My Problems Are Caused by My Sins."
"It Is My Christian Duty to Meet All the Needs of Others."
"A Good Christian Doesn't Feel Angry, Anxious, or Depressed."
"God Can't Use Me Unless I'm Spiritually Strong."
Telling Ourselves the Truth
The Truth About the Truth
To Err Is Human
You Can't Please Everyone
There Is No Gain without Pain
You Don't "Have to" Do Anything
The Virtue Lies in the Struggle, Not the Prize
Life Is Difficult
You Reap What You Sow
You Are Not Entitled to Anything
Emotional Pain Is Good
You Are Going to Die
Is There an Ultimate Source of Truth?
The Truth About God and the Truth About You
Living the Truth
Doing the Truth
The Battle for Our Minds The Truth Workout
Identifying the Lies You Tell Yourself
Knowing Your A-B-C's
Challenging Your Lies with the Truth
Dealing with Past Events
Overcoming Perfectionism
Defeating the Need for Approval
Facing Problems
Discovering Your Identity and Worth
Rejecting Your "Have To's"
Facing Your Own Death
Being Needy, Meeting Needs
Developing the Mind of Christ
Epilogue
Secular and Biblical Teachings on the Importance of "Right" Thinking for Emotional and Spiritual Health
Secular and Biblical Truths for Defeating the Lies We Believe
Biblical Support for the Ten Truths Necessary for Emotional and Spiritual Health
Biblical Teachings on Truth
Recommended Readings
Notes
About the Author

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