Redeeming Attachment is a powerful work to help us more effectively minister and offer wise counsel to those with attachment wounds. Using cutting-edge research on attachment, the book breaks down a wealth of information into understandable language and ideas about the pathways to God and how we attach to Him in adaptive or maladaptive-broken ways.
In these pages, students will also learn how attachment relates to psychopathology, and how chronic depression and attachment injuries are linked. It also describes behavioral patterns that maintain chronic depression, how strategies used to treat depression will also move a person towards a secure autonomous attachment style.
Alternating between groundbreaking research and powerful stories, the narrative feel of the book makes it both a compelling and informative read. Students could benefit from learning more about attachment, both in understanding those we care for and interact with, but also in understanding a little more about ourselves.
PART I Introduction to Attachment Concepts
CHAPTER 1 The Case for Grace
CHAPTER 2 Attachment Styles and Relationship Dynamics
CHAPTER 3 Measuring Your Attachment Style: The Gold Standard
PART II Attachment Pathologies and Scars
CHAPTER 4 Attachment Injuries and Depression
CHAPTER 5 Attachment to God and Coping
CHAPTER 6 God Attachment
CHAPTER 7 The Importance of Story Telling: Training the Narrator and Research Based Treatments for Attachment Injuries
CHAPTER 8 Earned Secure: Redeeming the Story
PART III Strategies for Growth
CHAPTER 9 Two Pathways for Seeking Proximity to the Divine
CHAPTER 10 Seeking Proximity to the Divine Attachment Figure
CHAPTER 11 Strategies for Enhancing Attachment Security
CHAPTER 12 Strategies for Strengthening Attachment to God