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Manipulation: Knowing How to Respond (Priolo)

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Do you feel trapped by coworkers, friends, and even loved ones who want to pressure you into doing things their way? How can you escape being the victim of their control over you? Is there a way to discern the causes of manipulative behavior in order to avoid its effects on you and yet still maintain a Christlike attitude?

Lou Priolo answers all of these tough questions and more in this practical booklet that will help you escape the trap of manipulation. By identifying its root causes and exposing the foolishness behind it, the author helps you recognize and identify any manipulative behavior you encounter. He invokes the example of Christ in dealing with such behavior and provides a four-step method of replacing your attitude with a godly attitude so that you will be ready to face manipulation wherever you find it.

The Resources for Biblical Living booklet series addresses a wide range of practical life issues in a straightforward, down-to-earth, and, most of all, biblical manner.


"Here is a great tool for counselors. By studying how Christ dealt with those who tried to manipulate Him, Lou suggests several practical principles for those who find themselves either being manipulated or manipulating others." — Stuart Scott


Lou Priolo is the founder and president of Competent to Counsel International and is an instructor with Birmingham Theological Seminary. He has been a full-time biblical counselor since 1985 and is a fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Lou lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife Kim and his daughters Sophia and Gabriella.