Marie feels trapped in her relationship with her mother. Her mom is a hoarder, so Marie came to Dr. Daniel Nehrbass with the question: “How can I get my mom to stop hoarding, so we can all live a normal life?” Dr. Nehrbass couldn’t think of one thing that would get her mom to stop hoarding, but he could think of several options she had for improving the relationship.
In UnTrapped, Dr. Nehrbass shows that whenever a relationship has you feeling trapped, you have options. While you may not be able to control another person’s behavior, you can take control of your happiness by determining how you respond. Dr. Nehrbass shares real-life stories of people who’ve tried these options for relational change and he also offers biblical examples.
Next time you feel trapped, you’ll be prepared with the options you find in UnTrapped. And whichever option you choose, you’ll know that God used this experience to grow you and the people around you.
Daniel Nehrbass addresses those awkward relationships where someone else’s actions put us in a bind. We may not know what to say or do, but there are usually multiple options – each of which may have pros and cons worth considering.
Jim Daly, President
Focus on the Family
In this excellent book, Daniel Nehrbass leads anyone who feels trapped and in need of relational change how to experience a breakthrough. His message is compelling, practical, hope-filled, and inspirational. His nine options for relational change are life transforming.
Jim Burns, Ph.D.
Author of Confident Parenting and Closer
Healthy relationships. We all want them, but sometimes we feel trapped in our interactions with friends and family. What are your options? Daniel Nehrbass reminds us that the answer might be more simple than we think. From his real-world perch, interacting with hundreds of clients, Daniel reminds us there are only nine possible responses to choose when relationships frustrate us. Dive into learning and bring your relationships to a place of freedom, openness, and trust.
Greg Leith, Chief Executive Officer
We humans subconsciously try to change other people, especially when we feel frustrated, helpless, or trapped. A classic irony is that nearly everyone comes for counseling help in their relationships with the expectation and desire that the other person(s) change! Dan Nehrbass both understands and helps us with this futile and foolish temptation. In his powerful guide to personal freedom and relational health, UnTrapped: Nine Secrets to Getting Along, Dr. Nehrbass provides us with Biblically grounded and psychologically sound advice which is tangible, practical, and effective. If you internalize and apply these liberating and life-changing principles, you will revolutionize and redeem your relationships!
Rev. Jared Pingleton, Psy.D.
Minister/Clinical Psychologist, Author of Making Magnificent Marriages, co-author of Be Strong and Surrender: A 30 Day Recovery Guide, and The Struggle is Real: How to Minister to Mental and Relational Health Needs in the Church. Vice-President, American Association of Christian Counselors