Get That Freeloader To Stop Targeting You!

For anyone dealing with a family member who is draining your financial or emotional resources, the contents of your refrigerator, or simply overstaying their welcome, the new book The Family Freeloader by Sister Renee Pittelli may offer help.
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July 11, 2009 - PRLog -- Adirondack Mountains, NY and Denver, CO – For anyone dealing with a family member who is draining your financial or emotional resources, the contents of your refrigerator, or simply overstaying their welcome, there is a new book out that may help. Sister Renee Pittelli has just released The Family Freeloader- A Biblical Answer For Sob Stories, Con Games, And Never Having To Get Off The Couch, published by Outskirts Press, and it offers advice on how to deal with your family freeloader in a way that does not go against the teachings of Christianity.

Written with humor, wisdom, and a healthy dose of common sense, The Family Freeloader addresses the problems associated with family members who feel entitled to money, favors, invitations, free meals, and constant requests of valuable time—without the appreciation and reciprocation one would expect. They may use emotional blackmail and guilt to get what they want. They may run complicated scams to obtain money or favors, or they may have endless excuses for not getting a job or be living beyond their means and want someone else to help them out rather than making the effort to help themselves. Others are simply narcissists—even sociopaths—who are too self-centered to do things for themselves and believe that their families “owe” them.

Some family members may imply—or flat-out state—that being a “good Christian” requires one to help out anyone who claims to have a need, but according to Sister Pittelli, the Bible doesn’t support this theory when it comes to freeloaders and malingerers. “God calls idleness a sin, and He does not want you to help a sinner keep on sinning. Giving to the poor and helping the truly needy is not the same as giving to the family bum who refuses to work. You are supposed to be a good steward of the resources God has given you, not squander them on a malingerer.” The Family Freeloader includes an analysis of what the Bible really says about giving, and backs it up with relevant Scripture verses. Experts agree—enabling these slackers does them no favors in learning how to function successfully and is, in fact, detrimental to their well-being.

Also included in this new release is a step-by-step guide to recognizing a con and a discussion on how freeloaders observe and test us for the personality traits that make us easy targets, plus effective strategies for turning down requests for money and favors and deflecting the hard-luck stories, scams, pressure, and guilt trips in the freeloader’s bag of tricks.

The Family Freeloader is an invaluable lesson for all kindhearted, generous people-pleasers who love their families on how to avoid being taken advantage of by the unscrupulous among us. “We owe nothing to someone who repays our love, kindness, and generosity by playing us for fools.”


ISBN: 978-1-4327-4181-5   Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback      SRP: $17.95
Genre: Christian / Family Relationships

About the Author: Sister Renee Pittelli is an Adult Child Recovery Mentor, victim’s advocate, and the founder and director of Luke 17:3 Ministries for Adult Daughters of Abusive, Controlling, or Abandoning Birth-Families. She has written extensively about family abusers, narcissists, sociopaths, and their silent partners, the dilemmas unique to abusive family systems, the Biblical perspective on abuse, setting and enforcing boundaries, godly confrontation, the myth of forgiveness without repentance, honoring abusive parents, cutting ties with reprobate relatives, maintaining No Contact, and living the life of freedom, peace, and joy that our heavenly Father intended for us. She lives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York with her husband and family.

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/TheFamilyFreeloader.

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