In Sickness and in Health

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 18 Feb 2019

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Never did get this material load, looks like it would have been great. For some reason It would say it loaded, but never did. I searched high and low for this material. This is not the only boo, that this has happened .
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Don't necessarily agree with the advice given herein, and felt like there was more anecdotal "evidence" than there was actual scientific study. I like the concept and agree with the premise, just not sure it was executed as well as it could've been.
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I needed this book in my life! The practical explanations powered my mind with stronger self awareness to take control over the areas where I could reduce my stress. This book taught me to advocate for myself in a healthy way. I would recommend this book to others.
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I'm not sure what I was expecting out of this book but this wasn't for me.  I tried to keep an open mind until I read the part titled "Ending a Toxic Marriage".  Divorce is an unfortunate reality in our society but I think it should be reserved for the most severe cases of abuse or infidelity.  I believe that God allows painful circumstances in our lives to sanctify us and make us more like Jesus.  I clearly didn't expect an easy answer for dealing with toxic relationships but I just don't agree with the direction this book was heading.
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This book examines how relationships can make a person physically sick and ways to treat this. Specifically, it looks at the effects of traumatic abuse—whether physical or emotional— on women.

This is a topic that usually is uncomfortable for people to discuss. For the women afflicted, there is often a belief that it is “all in their heads”. For the practitioners, depending on their areas of specialization, they may not have received training that equips them to treat their patients on this level. Throughout the book, the author discusses each of the physical effects  and demonstrates their connection to the cause of relationship stress. In addition, the author, who is a psychiatrist, and his two sons, who are both medical doctors, contribute insights and counsel geared toward promoting healing. 

The author emphasizes that there are no overnight cures for this situation. However, the information presented in this book serves to begin the conversation about this issue and to bring it to the forefront of the treatment considerations provided to the person in this relationship issue. Definitely, this is a necessary book for our present time as this issue of relationship stress that affects the mind and the body becomes more prevalent.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book provided by the publisher and Net Galley. However, the thoughts expressed are totally my own.
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This is a book that is both engaging and leaves a profound influence on our lives. In this book, we learn about the reality of relational stress and how it affects our physical bodies. Relational stress can wreak havoc on our bodies, but we are given much advice. I have absolutely loved reading this book.
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Harvest House Publishers through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

This book deals with stress and how it affects many women – not only emotionally, but how it physically makes one sick. 

It was a bit difficult to follow in the beginning, but with perseverance it became easier. This book is very informative and could be very interesting if you were dealing with stress in your life.

I must admit I had a bit of a scuffle reading this book because I am not the type of person that will allow myself to get sick from stress. So it was hard for me to relate to the struggles. Nonetheless, the book makes for an interesting read and I would recommend it to people who are dealing with stress and the effects thereof on their health.
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I received an advanced reader copy of this book through Net Galley. While much of the information in this book was relevant and intriguing, I found it to be repetitive and not overly well written. The pieces from a medical perspective often seemed more anecdotal then evidence based. This is a good book to read for information or for those involved in counseling, but its style and lack of clear path of action wouldn't make it one I would recommend to those struggling.
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This is an eye-opening book about how stress leads to physical illness. This book is a must read for any woman that is under stress. I will refer back to this book often. Thank you Harvest House Publishers via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book.  This is my honest opinion of this book.
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