Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits that Hold You Back | Book Review Blitz + Giveaway

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Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for Relational Reset by Laurel Shaler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Title: Relational Reset
Author: Laurel Shaler
Publisher: Moody
Release Date: February 2019
Genre: Christian Living (non-fiction)

From the author of “Reclaiming Sanity: Hope and Healing for Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Life Events” comes this Selah Award Finalist on a topic everyone can relate to: Relationships. So, are your relationships all that you want them to be?

Despite our best intentions, we all have blind spots–bad relational habits that are keeping us from enjoying our relationships fully. And since relationships stand at the center of all we are and all we do, if we can learn to do relationships better, every aspect of our lives improves. Whether you struggle to overcome past wounds, insecurity, blame, or envy, it’s time to reflect on your relational habits and reset them so that your relationships can be all you want them to be.

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My Thoughts

Dr. Laurel Shaler’s new Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits that Hold You Back, is the perfect book to read if you have habits that sabotage your relationships. I’m not going to lie, this book was a tough read for me. There were prayers in the book that I prayed and questions that you could take to the Lord and ponder about. After I closed the pages of this book, the Lord started healing me almost immediately and downloaded things into my spirit. I’ve never cried so much after reading a book, but unexpectedly I felt freer than I did hurt. I really enjoyed this book, and it took a huge weight off of me.

Relationships are tough and will always be, but with God’s help, we can reset them to be what God intended them to be: with Him at the center, loving others as we love ourselves. When we do these things, God is glorified. This book helps you tackle the issues and habits that have been holding you back in your relationship. You will learn ways to break bad habits and build healthier bonds and take steps to silence insecurities, and deal with disappointment. You will work to overcome offenses and talk straight. It will help you create good boundaries and battle unmet expectations. You will kick envy to the curb and forget all about fear. You will let go of the things in your past that was harming your relationships today. You’ll be able to surrender judgment, dismiss blame, and take responsibility for yourself. You can apologize, forgive, and leave payback to God.

I really enjoyed this book, and truly think it is a reset we all need. I found such comfort and biblical advice within the pages and enjoyed the questions and prayers found throughout. My favorite part of the book was how we define self-worth and how we should anchor that in Christ. We must take responsibility for our emotions and feelings, and by blaming others and having insecurity and fear we only build walls and habits that keep us from loving ourselves and others well. I love the sound advice on how we can reset, overcome, and love well through it all … as this is what we are called to do.

Dr. Laurel Shaler is a licensed mental health professional and a Professor at Liberty University . She has contributed to many well-known publications including Lifeway’s Journey, Guideposts, andProverbs 31 Ministries. Laurel is the author of “Reclaiming Sanity: Hope and Healing for Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Life Events” (David C. Cook, 2016) and “Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits that Hold You Back” (Moody, 2018). She regularly speaks on a wide variety of topics, and has been interviewed by Building Relationships, Focus on the Family, and more. Most importantly, Laurel is a follower of Jesus Christ and seeks to share His love with others. She and her family live in the Deep South.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of the book and $25 Amazon gift card!


Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 1, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 8, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Ebook available international. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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