Practical and user-friendly, this ecumenical guidebook helps all people, but particularly teens, to recognize and deal with painful feelings. The author shows how to identify and articulate the emotion that's being felt, reveals practical and constructive ways to express the emotion, and suggests how to involve God in one's emotional life. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, readers will see how to name and claim their emotions, then how to tap into their personal power to work through the pain and find emotional health. Combining up-to-date psychology with contemporary spirituality, the book provides practical skills for dealing with anger, fear, hate, loneliness, sadness, guilt, low self-esteem and more. With an easy, conversational style, the author uses concrete suggestions, clever cartoons and interactive exercises to illustrate his points. Together these present difficult material in a nonthreatening way. Chapters end with a summary and discussion questions. While addressed to teens and young adults, the book also offers great insight for relatives, youth ministers, campus chaplains, counselors, religious educators, and treatment centers. In addition, adults in therapy or in recovery will appreciate for themselves the book's direct way of showing how to handle emotions.