ENUMCLAW, Wash., April 27 /Christian Newswire
/ -- During her travels throughout the United States and Eastern Europe, Cherie Fresonke noticed a universal desire among teenagers to eventually marry and have a family. "We all share a deep longing to be loved," she says.
Yet everyday, she meets teens struggling with guilt, shame, anxiety, nightmares, rage, relationship difficulties, and self-destructive behaviors.
Fresonke can relate. "Alcoholism, abuse, and divorce were just a few of the hurtful things I faced while I was growing up," she says. "Unfortunately, I was never taught what to do with my painful feelings, so I stuffed them deep within my heart. Those heart hurts became infected and poisoned my whole life."
By the time she was a teenager, Fresonke was caught in a vicious downward spiral, making choices that added to her hurt -- "foolish choices about wrong relationships, alcohol, drugs, sexual immorality, and abortion."
But when she cried out to God for help, He performed gentle surgery deep within her heart, teaching her how to give her hurt to Him. "I learned that God never intended for me to carry the hurt by myself."
God helped Fresonke replace her fear with strength, her depression with joy, her anxiety with faith, and her rage with rest. "I learned what it means to go in peace," she says.
After leading her through a process of recovery, God began impressing on Fresonke that she needed to reach out to others with similar hurts. Her new book, "Go in Peace for Teens," helps struggling teenagers achieve victory over difficult "heart" issues through discovering the root causes of the problems and learning practical steps for giving those hurts to God.
"Once a person learns how to give their deep heart hurts to God, they are open to learning about forgiveness -- and that includes forgiving themselves as well as forgiving a person who has hurt them."
"Life is all about choices -- wise ones and foolish ones," continues Fresonke. "Ultimately, teens must make their own choices. But 'Go in Peace for Teens' offers them practical, life-changing ways to be all that God intends them to be."
For more information, to request a review copy or to schedule an interview, please contact Abigail Davidson by phone at 360-802-9758, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or by fax at 360-802-9992. To purchase a copy of this book visit www.winepressbooks.com
or call 877-421-7323.