Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 20, 2014
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates approximately 80,000 deaths in the United States are excessive alcohol-related. When Diane Vernitsky Jellen feared her alcoholic husband would be another statistic, she tried to control his drinking. Her husband ended the marriage, and she hit bottom. Jellen realized she was as addicted to fixing her husband as he was to alcohol and sought counseling, not for alcoholism but for codependency. Her new devotional “My Resurrected Heart: A Codependent's Journey to Healing” (published by WestBow Press), the first in a planned trilogy, is a life-saving guide for any reader facing a vicious cycle of codependency.
Jellen’s stories expose humiliating schemes she employed in an attempt to manage her husband’s behavior. Read how Jellen changed her thankless, codependent existence into an independent, successful life. “No one has to live a life of shame and blame,” says Jellen. Her bold transparency will motivate readers to face their own shortcomings as they begin their journey to wholeness.
“My Resurrected Heart” is a 40-day devotional organized into two parts. In “My Story,” Jellen recounts her thankless journey through codependency. As a young child, she made excuses for her alcoholic father because she liked feeling needed when he borrowed the nickels and dimes she had saved. When she married, these feelings transferred to her alcoholic husband, whom she enabled during their 28 years of marriage.
The “My Awakening - My Hope” section highlights Jellen’s inspiring transformation and will encourage readers to seek God’s wisdom and strength as they confront their own enabling behaviors. Jellen challenges her victim mentality and relates it to biblical verses and persons. “The closing Scripture verse echoes God’s voice, and a page for journaling prompts the emotionally and spiritually wounded reader to write their story,” adds Jellen.
Jellen invites readers to visit her at http://www.codependencycaringorcontrolling.blogspot.com.
“My Resurrected Heart”
By Diane Vernitsky Jellen
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781490818566
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781490818559
E-Book | 206 pages | ISBN 9781490818542
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Diane Vernitsky Jellen was born in Shenandoah, Pa. She attended classes for addiction counseling and worked as a paraprofessional in drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics. Her inspirational message at church and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings helps others in their recovery walk. She is a former team leader with Worldwide Marriage Encounter Organization.
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