An Encouraging Word for Weary Parents

Can there Really be Purpose from our Pain?

As much as you may not want to hear it, there can be purpose from our pain. Yes, even from this dark time you might 512px-Our_Lady_of_La_Salette_(crying)be going through with your son or daughter. I remember a time when I couldn’t imagine it. Really? How could there be any any good purpose from this? I wondered.

For me, one of the purposes ended up being something I never imagined possible – I wrote a book about my story with my daughter, Renee, (now 29) and it has been published. In two of my recent blogs I talked about the movie (To Write Love on Her Arms) that was made about her. That was surreal. And now, in just 2 days, on July 19th, my book will be released! That’s super surreal. The title is You Are Not Alone: Hope for Hurting Parents of Troubled Kids (and that’s any age).

I wrote this book for you – for your breaking heart. You Are Not Alone can be ordered now through our website hereYouAreNotAlone (1) from Amazon, or Barnes and Noble online. Ordering through our website benefits our ministry, Hope for Hurting Parents.

Recently, Girlfriendit Radio – out of Arizona – had me as a guest on their program to promote it. Here’s what they had to say afterward:

“. . . her story is powerful and practical, especially for parents dealing with a troubled teen.
She is the mother of a formerly troubled daughter, Renee Yohe. Reneé was the suicidal, addicted, depressed, self-harming girl whose situation led friends to start the well-known nonprofit TWLOHA (To Write Love on Her Arms). Reneé’s life was also portrayed in the 2015 Sony Pictures release by the same name.
Her new book, You Are Not Alone: Hope for Hurting Parents of Troubled Kids comes out this month. You might want to take a look! We love passing along resources that can help us all be better.

Here’s the link to the podcast to hear more from Dena:

From Amazon: “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.
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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.

We’re all a little weary, aren’t we? Please order a copy of my book today. I believe it will help.

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