Preventing the Heartaches

by Shirley Ward



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/16/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781490706283
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781490706306
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781490706290

About the Book

Where do you go from here?

-In a difficult situation with a person of the opposite sex?

- Do the doctors say you and your husband will never be able to have a child of your own?

- About to have your first baby? How will you raise your child, and what morals will you pass along to the next generation?

-Is your child out of control?

Everyone from their childhood years through their matured years has relationships with parents, siblings, peers, friends, spouses, employers, or co-workers. In her book, Shirley Ward has pulled together the main concepts from several Christian authors (as well as her own), and put them all together under one title to answer your relationship questions.

You will want to keep "Preventing the Heartaches" to use when your relationships change. As your children become mature enough to date and begin living on their own, you will want to pass it on to them.

Because all of life's questions are answered by the author of life (God), in His guide (the Bible), the answers to the issues discussed in "Preventing the Heartaches" are of a Christian nature. Even so, non-Christians are able to use the help offered in Mrs. Ward's book.

About the Author

The year 1996 was significant to Shirley J. Ward, because it was (unwittingly), the beginning of her formal training in counseling. And it was the year she and her husband of thirty years moved to Casa Grande, Arizona. Shirley was hired by the local newspaper where she stayed five years until her retirement, and then was able to volunteer at the Home of Hope, a Teen Challenge facility for women and women with children.

Home of Hope was losing their teacher/counselor, and believed Shirley to be the perfect person to take the position. Two months later, she was certified to teach the Teen Challenge curriculum. She was then given the added responsibilities of being the Chapel Coordinator and Librarian, from which she learned even more about living life as God intended.

As a teacher, Shirley took counseling courses for her continued education requirements. With that knowledge, the director of Home of Hope asked her to write lessons on counseling to be taught to the Home of Hope counselors. She obliged and wrote Teaching Others to Counsel.

When the Home of Hope began their Restoration Program, they needed a curriculum. Three months later, Shirley had it written and was teaching it in her classes.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Shirley was forced to retire (permanently), from the Home of Hope, but not before being named "Staff Member of The Year" in 2004. She also holds an AA degree in Pre-business from Kirkwood Community College.