The Complicated Heart: Loving Even When It Hurts

The Complicated Heart: Loving Even When It Hurts Review

People always ask Sarah how she forgave her alcoholic mother.

How do you forgive someone who wounded you so deeply, who carelessly brushed aside your pain, who caused such destruction? How do you forgive them when your wounds are still open, they show no remorse, and you're so tangled up with them you're not sure how to get untangled?

These are the questions Sarah Mae has wrestled with since she was fourteen years old--the year she moved in with her mother.

The Complicated Heart takes readers on a journey where they will experience Sarah's story with her. Readers will be able to peek behind the curtain into the heart of her mom as well, through journal entries and letters. The story of Sarah and her mom is the story of how light finds a way in, even in the deepest darkness. It is a story that shows victory, hope, and redemption in the midst of trauma and pain.

Specifically, The Complicated Heart will help you:
Learn how to forgive when your wound is still open
Heal even when circumstances don't change
Get out of the cycle of dysfunction that you seem trapped in
Love when it feels impossible
Persevere in hope even when you think it's a waste of time
Support a friend who is dealing with a broken or painful relationship

Title:The Complicated Heart: Loving Even When It Hurts

    The Complicated Heart: Loving Even When It Hurts Reviews

  • Kendra Roehl

    The Complicated Heart is a very raw and honest account of the relationship between a mother and daughter. Sarah doesn't sugarcoat her or her mother's words or actions, but she doesn't leave you in a p...

  • Erin

    I received an advanced review copy from the publisher of this title. The Complicated Heart is a powerful look at the author's complicated and ultimately redemptive relationship with her mother. What I...

  • Misty Keith

    The Complicated Heart: Loving When It Hurts is a wonderfully written book. I was immediately attracted to reading this story from the author's childhood because I could relate to her story in so many ...

  • Jessica

    "Hope. Healing. Grace. Forgiveness. Repeat. You will find this and much more in Sarah Mae's new book, The Complicated Heart. Sarah wrote this story starting in the voice of her teenage self, so the re...

  • Joanna Potter

    If you've ever felt your past is too dark or broken to be redeemed, if you've ever felt so much pain you've wondered how you can ever forgive, The Complicated Heart is for you. Sarah Mae allows her re...

  • Kendra

    I was invested in the concept of this book before it was even available as a book. I’ve been listening to author Sarah Mae’s podcast, The Complicated Heart, for the last year. She does such an exc...

  • Angie Welch

    This book is amazing!!! For anyone that has trouble with forgiveness, this will point you in the right direction. ...

  • Melissa

    This is a very raw and real look at Sarah Mae's life with her alcoholic mother and how their relationship shaped and molded the path of Sarah's life. I cannot really relate to her story as I didn't ha...

  • Jayna

    Whether you’re struggling to move forward because of a difficult relationship from your past, or you’re a compassionate friend or professional, encouraging someone toward healing, this book is an ...

  • Mary McGrath

    The Complicate Heart undid me! I too have/had a complicated relationship with my mother. My mother passed away when I was eighteen. I didn't fully realize that healing still needed to take place until...