Books to Help

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…the book is superb. It is a straightforward guide to understanding estrangement AND improving life despite it. I highly recommend this book to anyone with any estrangements.


$18 plus shipping

Has your adult child severely limited or maybe totally cutoff all contact with you? Are you getting well- intentioned suggestions from others about how to repair the relationship? Have people implied that it must be your fault? This process is called estrangement and you need to know that you are not alone. There is a path forward in the midst of your bewilderment. This book will share the common experiences among Parents of Estranged Adult Kids (PEAK™), the stages of estrangement, the impact it has on your health and well being, and many other elements of estrangement. It also outlines a journey that promotes healing for your spirit, your body, and your mind but leaves hope intact. Most importantly, this journey also prepares you for the day your child is ready to consider reconciliation.

A 360-page resource for estranged parents seeking healing.
$18.95 plus shipping

A 70-day devotional with readings from Scripture, reflections, and daily prayers specifically focused on parental estrangement.
$7.00 plus shipping

Buy both resources together.
$21.95 plus shipping

MAGI Press
$14.95 plus shipping

Absalom’s Wounds provides a resource for leaders who want to offer hope and healing for those struggling with this painful issue. Whether you are a pastor, a senior adult leader, a friend of an estranged parent, or living in a cut-off relationship yourself, you will find a Biblical perspective in the pages of this book that is relevant, insightful, and affirming.

Fe eloquently captures the nuanced and not-so-nuanced factors that become the wedge in the families whose stories are recorded for all generations to read.  Comfort and hope come from the stories that Fe opens up. 

Keli Rugenstein, PhD, LCSW-R, LMFT Director, Eastern Door Counseling Center