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In Love Is a Choice, best-selling doctors Robert Hemfelt, Frank Minirth, and Paul Meier walk you through their 10 proven stages to recovery from codependency that results from external circumstances. Humans are susceptible to codependency because of our sinful tendency to use defense mechanisms to fool ourselves. In codependent relationships, deceitful games are played, and important Christian principles are often taken out of context and abused. God wants us to have healthy relationships with a balance between being dependent and independent.

The doctors describe how the most effective means of overcoming codependent relationships is to establish or deepen a relationship with Christ himself. They describe the causes of codependency, pointing out the factors that perpetuate it, and lead listeners through their 10 stages of recovery.

©1989 Robert Hemfelt, Frank Minirth, and Paul Meier (P)2017 Tantor

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Great book, horrible Performance

Sounds like a robot reading. Christopher’s voice is good, But there is a staccato cadence that makes it seem as though it must’ve been recorded and edited word by word. It is literally frustrating to listen to

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Great content... Awful Narration

Great content with Christian msg. I'll admit that the Christian message may be distracting for those outside the faith but I can say that I was able to look past its insistence on the relationship with Jesus to see through to the heart of the message of the book. The narration was the worst I've heard on audible... It needed to be sped up in order to be listenable and was probably the largest hurdle to clear in order to listen and enjoy this book.
That said, I've been able to heal myself and many of my relationships as a result of the material covered in this book and would gladly recommend it to others trying to escape the clutches of codependency.

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Personal Emotional Help

The authors have a Excellent track record. This book provides a practical review of Codependency. it's great prep for personal councling.

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Great book. Terrible narration!

The content of the book is incredible, but the person reading it is worse than a computer voice. I had to order the paperback to read it again so I can really get the full impact of the author’s intentions.

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insightful

An outstanding insight into family dynamic as it pertains to dependency and co-dependency. The authors hold the delicate balance of psychological modelsand Biblical truths.

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Life changing

It revealed to me the hidden gems I could not understand about how my past is the reason for my current mental state. I learned how to come in terms of what has happened in order to live a happier life.

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This guys voice is a robot

His voice sounds like a robot it’s awful to listen to. It’s so hard to follow when you here him

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Too Christian

This book does have a lot of good and accurate information, but it's all through a super Christian lense, and it labels everything as codependency, when that's a massive oversimplification and at times even just totally incorrect. If you're Christian, and you're okay with everything trauna related ever being called codependency, then this book could actually help you. otherwise, probably not

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Self-help book with some Christian parts.

This book truly broadened my definition of what codependency looks like. Lots of successful people are struggling with these issues.

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necessary for life

awesome read and amazingly helpful! I recommend everyone because we all need to be healed of our pain

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Pure torture

This book is pure torture and no useful information. Then was not exchangeable - complete waste