Leaving Loneliness Behind

5 Keys to Experiencing God's Love and Building Healthy Connections with Others

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Pub Date 06 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 11 Dec 2023

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Our connections with God and others are fundamental to who we are as people. The reality is that often these relationships—especially with our family, friends, and others around us—are less than ideal, and we end up feeling lonely. That loneliness makes us doubt God’s promises, our friends and family, and even the idea that we are worthy of love at all.

In Leaving Loneliness Behind, licensed Catholic therapist Regina Boyd helps you build the skills you need to have meaningful, rich, and rewarding relationships with God and those around you.

Emotional intimacy is the antidote to loneliness, Boyd says. It’s about sharing yourself and your feelings more deeply with another person—being vulnerable and trusting through what you say and how you act.

So how do we reach emotional intimacy? Boyd identifies five keys:

  1. Recognize the potential depths in your existing relationships.
  2. Allow yourself to be vulnerable so that true intimacy is possible.
  3. Communicate through conflicts in a way that encourages affection, trust, and openness.
  4. Acknowledge the past and move toward emotional wholeness.
  5. Give of yourself for the sake of the relationship.
 

Each chapter includes a real-life story that illustrates how applying the principles of emotional intimacy can transform marriages, friendships, families, and workplaces. Catholic thought, stories from scripture, and teachings from the Church highlight how our faith connects to our daily actions and exchanges.

Our connections with God and others are fundamental to who we are as people. The reality is that often these relationships—especially with our family, friends, and others around us—are less than...


A Note From the Publisher

Regina Boyd is a licensed mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist. She is the founder of Boyd Counseling Services and a contributor to the Hallow app.


She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Rollins College.

Boyd has presented extensively on the intersection of mental health and Catholicism for national organizations including the Catholic Campus Ministry Association, Given Institute, FemCatholic, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Her work has been featured by Catholic Women in Business, FemCatholic, and on SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel.

Regina Boyd is a licensed mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist. She is the founder of Boyd Counseling Services and a contributor to the Hallow app.


She earned a bachelor’s...


Advance Praise

“This book is going to change your life.”
Rachel Bulman
Contributor to Word on Fire Catholic Ministries

“Regina Boyd offers a sincere path toward connection and communion that does not shy away from difficult realities. She draws not only from her clinical expertise but also is generous in offering the fruit of her own journey and prayer to bring together this work, which is a gift to the Church, especially in our time.”
Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN
Licensed counselor

“This book is filled with practical wisdom. I highly recommend it. Put Boyd’s words into practice and your relationships will flourish.”
Bob Schuchts
Author of Be Healed

“Addressing trust and betrayal, relationships and communication, healing and growth—all through the lens of our Catholic faith—Boyd’s conversational style and experience will make you feel accompanied.”
Sr. Bethany Madonna, SV
Vocations director for the Sisters of Life

“This book is going to change your life.”
Rachel Bulman
Contributor to Word on Fire Catholic Ministries

“Regina Boyd offers a sincere path toward connection and communion that does not shy away from...


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Featured Reviews

If you've ever felt discouraged by loneliness, author Regina Boyd has the prescription to ease your pain.

Her new book, Leaving Loneliness Behind: 5 Keys to Experiencing God's Love and Building Healthy Connections with Others, offers timeless tips to experiencing greater intimacy and joy in our relationships.

Boyd recognizes that conflict is unavoidable in any relationship. But she expertly demonstrates how difficulties can lead to stepping stones to deeper, more satisfying bonds between individuals.

Vulnerability and trust can be tough--but Boyd shows us how they can enable us to find comfort and satisfaction in our relationships. By revealing our authentic selves, we open the door to enhanced communication and connection--and to a healthy, fulfilling life.

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