The book’s title is an acronym for a method for healing and change that Tony teaches young people every day in his retreat, youth and juvenile prison programs.
D (Don’t pretend it didn’t happen)
A (Always bring it to God)
R (Remember to talk about it with someone you can trust)
E (everything can be handled).
Young people are often not taught the correct way to handle life’s challenges and painful situations. Many are spoiled by parents and family, and lied to by the culture that tells them they should not feel any pain and if they do, to cover it over with drugs, alcohol, and self-harming etc. This book features actual questions submitted to Tony in his programs and his responses are simply written to insure being understood by middle school and high school teens.