This gripping account is the story of one woman's transformation from caregiver to enabler, and her desperate attempts to control her husband's dysfunctional behavior. Melissa knew that the only way to save her sanity was to extricate herself from the clutches of "the bottle," but she also wanted genuinely to help the one she loved. Was it possible to do both?
Think it couldn't happen to you? White Collar Skid Row is a wake-up call for Christians.
Great for reading clubs and women's groups. Download discussion questions at www.WhiteCollarSkidRow.com.
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No one in my family has been affected by alcoholism, so I wasn't sure how well I would relate to this book, but I found it very relavant to marriage in general. In fact, reading what the author went through in her marriage actually helped me appreciate my own husband - something unexpected! For being a memoir, it reads quickly like a novel and I found myself caught up in Bell's world in my thoughts even when I put the book down. It keeps calling you back until you know the conclusion. This book is a great encouragement for anyone struggling in marriage and their faith simultaneously. And it's evidence that when we suffer for a little while, the God of all grace will indeed restore, confirm, strengthen and establish us (I Peter 5:10, one of the key verses Bell uses in her journey). Good read!