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Like millions of other women, HLN anchor Christi Paul blamed herself for the emotional abuse heaped on her by her first husband, whose violent, profanity-laced tirades left her feeling as though she had no value, no self-worth, and nowhere to turn for help. Then one day, when Christi was taking refuge in a church parking lot, the verse “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” popped into her head. In that moment, she realized she did have someplace to turn after all. Holding fast to her Christian faith, Christi began the arduous process of rebuilding her self-image and regaining control of her life.

Now happily remarried and the mother of three girls, Christi feels called to share her story in the hope that other victims will find courage to seek the help they desperately need and deserve. Written with candor and poignancy, Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt chronicles Christi’s personal experience with emotional abuse and shows how—with God’s help, some unconventional therapy, and faith—she was able to break the cycle and regain her sense of self-worth.

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I truly believe God led me to finding your book. The add for it came on the TV when I was with my abusive boyfriend. For so many years I belived what he used to say to me. When I read this book it felt like Christi was telling my story. The situations she describes was my life for almost 10 years. I couldn't belive how similar it was and it was so reassuring to know that it wasn't just me and it helped me see how abusive men are so similar in their ways of how they abuse women. I too was called terrible names and eventually you do start to believe it. This book did wonders for me in seeing that I was not alone and how I can begin to let go of the control his words had over me. I finshed this book in one day. I could not put it down. Thank you Christi.

I don't think I've ever read a book that I feel like I had written myself quite like this one. The honesty with which Christi tells her story is heart-wrenching, yet inspiring. The way she lays open her emotions, and then the spiritual truths that were revealed to her during her most difficult of moments were so inspiring! I couldn't put it down!