Originally published as Losing That Lovin’ Feeling: Learning How to “Fall Out of Love” in 2003 by Pastoral Publications.
When a romantic relationship is torn apart, it can wreak havoc in the lives and emotions of everyone involved. The pain is all the worse if you were not the one who wanted the relationship to end. You may wonder, “Will the ache in my heart ever go away?”
The answer, says Lou Priolo, is yes. You can find relief even when you feel forsaken, because true healing comes from the One who will never forsake you. If you are hurting after a broken relationship, here is much-needed counsel and biblical guidance to lead you away from heartache and into a healthier, happier, and holier relationship with Christ.
“Relationships bring us the greatest joy in life . . . and the greatest pain. Lou Priolo has done a masterful job of applying God’s Word to the anger and agony that flow from broken relationships. He also shows us how to find healing and hope through Jesus Christ so that we can go on to love others more deeply and freely than we ever imagined.” —Ken Sande, President, Peacemaker Ministries
“Here you have a book about a problem that no one wants to acknowledge exists: the breakup of Christian relationships. With his typical straightforward, God-centered approach, Priolo has assembled 31 studies that will help you get to the heart of your sorrow. These thoroughly biblical, thoughtfully practical, Christ-honoring studies will help you regain your perspective and see your Savior: He’s a Suffering Servant offering grace to His suffering children.” —Elyse Fitzpatrick, author of Idols of the Heart and Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety
“Picking Up the Pieces addresses a real counseling issue (the breakup of romantic relationships) in a remarkable way. In 31 short chapters (each designed to be read on a different day of the month), Lou Priolo helps hurting people learn to apply the Bible to the specific issues common to such breakups. Practical, devotional, and most of all biblical, this book should be in every counselor’s toolbox.” —Jay E. Adams, author, speaker, seminary professor