You Are Not Alone
Hope for Hurting Parents of Troubled Kids
Jul 19, 2016 | 224 Pages
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Jul 19, 2016 | 224 Pages
About You Are Not Alone
Dena Yohe wants you to know you are not alone. You are not a bad parent. And you are going to be okay.
Dena has been where you are. In You Are Not Alone, she speaks from experience as she offers healthy ways to maintain your other relationships, suggestions for responding to friends who don’t understand, and ideas for keeping up your emotional and spiritual well-being when your world feels as if it’s crashing down.
It is possible to find purpose in your pain, joy beyond your fear, and hope for every tomorrow.
Includes prayers, exercises, websites, and other helpful resources.
“Dena Yohe transparently and compassionately offers God-centered, biblically grounded help and hope to parents in crisis. She shares what she has learned on her journey and reminds every parent that in the midst of the pain, you are not alone.”
—Bob Lepine, co-host of FamilyLife Today
“Parents of prodigals often wrestle with feelings of profound loneliness and alienation. In her moving account, Dena Yohe offers encouraging reminders that countless other parents have been there too. Her wise and compassionate advice is sure to comfort and uplift many hurting moms and dads.”
—Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family
“This honest book is full of Dena’s wisdom, experience, and compassion. Her daughter’s story has helped thousands of young people believe that no matter the circumstances they’re not alone and recovery is possible. I have no doubt that Dena’s perspective will do the same for parents.”
—Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms and New York Times best-selling author of If You Feel Too Much
“Ms. Yohe’s writing echoes in the deepest chamber of my parent-heart because she teaches me how much parent-love hurts, breaks, then heals, and—ultimately—molds us into people who can be deeply engaged in the Spirit of God. While there is no doubt that I will be using this book in my clinical counseling practice, I can also imagine that there is a hungry and vast readership that has been longing to hear from an author who understands the grit it takes to hope for a better tomorrow. She teaches us parents to ‘starve our fears and feed our faith’ with practical ways to grieve and respond to the difficult issues. What a vital resource!”
—Mary Ellen Mann, LCSW, president of Last Battle and Mann Counseling Group
“Having a child or family member struggling with things like addiction or depression can lead to so many painful days and hopeless nights. These are often places we feel so alone, but Dena and her family have been there and their words are such a gift. This is not a book of quick fixes but of practical wisdom from someone who has been down those dark roads. Dena (and Reneé) have the unique ability to offer real help with beautiful compassion, for both you and your child. This book is a wonderful resource of direction, clarity, courage, and hope. It will be a wonderful resource of not just steps in coping but also movements toward healing.”
—Aaron Moore, licensed mental health counselor, founder of Solace Counseling, and speaker for To Write Love On Her Arms
“You Are Not Alone is a powerful resource written by a mom who learned how to live through her daughter’s cutting, drug addiction, and depression. Her story gives Christian parents permission to be honest with their anguish, guilt, shame, and fear, but also gives them tools so they don’t get lost in their child’s poor choices. One of the most helpful chapters teaches how parents love their wayward child yet emotionally detach. You will learn to stop enabling, covering, or protecting, and to trust God with your child’s future without forsaking your own.”
—Leslie Vernick, LCSW, relationship coach, speaker, and author of The Emotionally Destructive Marriage and The Emotionally Destructive Relationship
“I’ve walked with Dena Yohe through much of her journey with Reneé, and she tells that story so well, so passionately, so gently, so truthfully, so hopefully. You can feel the pain she endured and the fear she survived. Gratefully she lets us in on lessons learned, where to go for help for yourself and your prodigal, and how to hold tight to your child with love and grace. If you love a prodigal, you will be so thankful for this book.”
—Judy Douglass, office of the president of Cru, founder of Prayer for Prodigals and Worldwide Prodigal Prayer Day, and author of Letters to My Children: Secrets of Success
“The dark years of my son’s heroin addiction and imprisonment changed not only his life but mine as well. In her riveting debut book, You Are Not Alone, Dena Yohe gives us a mother’s powerful perspective on pain and suffering viewed through the lens of God’s sovereignty and purpose—it is healing salve for a wounded heart.”
—Allison Bottke, best-selling author of Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children and the Setting Boundaries series
About Dena YoheDena Yohe has been a social worker, pastor's wife, and Cru staff member. She is the mother of Renee´Yohe Yohe, the suicidal, addicted, depressed, self-harming girl whose situation led friends to start the well-known nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms. Renee’s life was also portrayed in the 2015 Sony Pictures release by the same name. Dena is an avid blogger. She and her husband, Tom, have three grown children, enjoy being grandparents, and live in Orlando, Florida.
224 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Jul 19, 2016
Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8
Carton Quantity: 24
Sneak PeekClick Here to download the first chapter of You Are Not Alone by Dena Yohe About You Are Not Alone by Dena Yohe “I can’t tell you how to keep your child from making mistakes. But I can equip you with facts, tools, and resources. I can show you that you can survive this nightmare. I can encourage you that one day—somehow—you can thrive again.” —Dena Yohe, You Are Not Alone You would go to the ends of the earth for your child. So, if your teenager or young adult is in the midst of crisis due to self-injury, mental illness, depression, bullying, or destructive choices, you probably feel broken, powerless, and isolated. Dena Yohe wants you to know you are not alone. You are not a bad parent. And you are going to be okay. Dena has been where you are. In You Are Not Alone, she speaks from experience as she offers healthy ways to maintain your other relationships, suggestions for responding to friends who don’t understand, and ideas for keeping up your emotional and spiritual well-being when your world feels as if it’s crashing down. It is possible to find purpose in your pain, joy beyond your fear, and hope for every tomorrow.
Have you ever needed a book to cry out "me too" when you are struggling and feel alone? I don't think you'll ever hear a louder cry of me too then in this book. Dena Yohe shares her experience of raising a daughter who was given a mental health diagnosis and struggled through life.Many people are familiar with Renee's (Yohe's daughter) story if they've ever heard of the organization To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA). A...
For anyone who is walking through a difficult time with their child, or if you are walking along someone who is, this book will bring life to a dark road. So many different emotions accompany this season and this author helps the reader wrestle with all of them in the light of God's Word. Highly recommended!
I have to say I wish I had read this book when my children were younger. But I do have to say I absolutely love this book. Every parent at one time in there life as a parent has questioned if they are doing all they can to help their children. This book is here to tell you that you are not alone. And that you are not a bad parent. And that you are going to make it through this and be ok. You will find purpose in your pain and fear. Inside...
This is a advice book which uses the author's personal experiences. Dena Yohe spreads this book throughout 15 chapters. She begins each chapter with a wise or relevant quotes. She follos her final chapter with an Afterward, an appeal to her target readers. Yohe includes a section called For Those Who Want to Help Someone Else, which gives suggestions on how to help parents of troubled teens. If the Unthinkable Happens includes encouragement...
You Are Not Alone: Hope for Hurting Parents of Troubled Kids by Dena Yohe is a much-needed book in this day and age. So many teenagers are self-harming, engaging in destructive behaviors, being bullied, and more. This book is unique in that it is written not as a how-to guide to fix your child, but as a book from one hurting parent to another, commiserating, sharing coping strategies, resources, and most importantly the knowledge that you are...