The Broken House

A Story of Home Renovation, Remodeling, and Restoration

by Dr. Lindsay Evans-Mitchell M.D. J.D. & Burgess Mitchell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/21/2024

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781973698890
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781973698906
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781973698883

About the Book

How does a psychiatrist cope with trauma when a failed marriage results in severe depression and anxiety?
It’s not often that the emotional experience of mental health professionals, who—like their patients—are fighting to find answers for their own healing and wholeness, can be explored. It can be hard to accept that sometimes even therapists, need therapy.
This book explores what it’s like to have the tools to build a stable structure, but all that still develops is a broken house. After counseling college students and treating thousands of patients in psychiatry, the authors (a husband-and-wife team) found that their marital counseling ministry was more successful when empathetic transparency about their own mistakes and failures was given.
Instead of using hammers, drills, screws, and nails, this couple had to learn to use techniques that tear down walls and expose the true condition of a damaged relationship.
Embark on a journey with the “Chip and Joanna of marital counseling” as they reveal how a dilapidated house in foreclosure helped them start the renovation process on a marriage that was broken, and in disrepair.
If you’re in a relationship that feels hopeless and are wondering if a seemingly bad investment has any real value, you’ll discover valuable lessons in this amazing story.

About the Author

Burgess Mitchell retired from Vanderbilt University as assistant dean of engineering in 2021. After thirty years in higher education, he decided to invest in his own two sons. He co-partners raising them with his wife, DR. LINDSAY EVANS-MITCHELL, who is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. Together they have embarked upon a restoration journey for their family and have a passion for ministering to families struggling with behavioral health issues that prevent them from living abundant lives.