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This book helps people understand twelve common false assumptions about Christianity that cripple their faith.
Townsend helps you discover when and how to trust again after you've set appropriate boundaries, how to connect deeply without being hurt, and how to safely grow your most intimate relationships.
All growth is spiritual growth. Authors Drs. Cloud and Townsend unlock age-old keys to growth from Scripture to help people resolve issues of relationships, maturity, emotional problems, and overall spiritual growth. They shatter popular misconceptions about how God operates and show that growth is not about self-actualization, but about God's sanctification. In this theological foundation to their best-selling book Boundaries, they discuss:*?What the essential processes are that make people grow*?How those processes fit into a biblical understanding of spiritual growth and theology*?How spiritual growth and real-life issues are one and the same*?What the responsibilities are of pastors, counselors, and others who assist people in growing--and what your own responsibilities are in your personal growth
Our world has diluted the meaning of friendship, but the reality is, there's nothing like the sustaining strength of true-blue, forever friends. Still, many people are convinced that they'll never find such lifelong connections-or that they don't need them. In this encouraging book, best-selling author and psychologist John Townsend delivers hope and help for making these relationships a reality-and for making them even better if you've already got a "bestie. " His eight principles for building the very best kind of friendship, along with his shared experiences within his own friendships (including mistakes he's made), will move every reader to aspire to deeper connections and to stay the course when challenges arise. Townsend's simple but profound concepts are sure to transform readers' relationships and keep them from missing out on one of life's greatest and most essential joys: the joy of having a best friend.
A human behavior expert reveals that what leaders know about themselves is more important than their leadership skills and job knowledge. Who we are on the inside can determine leadership success more than what we do or what we know. In Leadership Beyond Reason, Dr. Townsend explores the critical role of the leader's internal world, the world of passion, emotions, intuition, creativity, values, self-awareness, conscience, and spiritual life. Unveiling links between personal and organizational success or failure and the contents of a leader's "heart," the author shows that leaders excel not just through skill and smarts but by connecting with others using competencies, like curiosity, attention, reality assessment, distortion detecting, relationship building, ownership, and living with ambiguity. This is the leadership book only a world-respected psychologist could have written, and it is revolutionary in its insight.
Your personal guide to learning how to love. When you say or hear the words "I love you" it can change your life forever. Love is one of God's most important gifts to anyone, yet there are many misunderstandings about how to make love work in our families, friendships, marriages and dating relationships. In Loving People, best-selling author Dr. John Townsend shows you that love can actually be learned, and gives you the steps and tools to become skilled in love. Using his trademark stories and illustrations to flesh out the important principles, Dr. Townsend covers: receiving love connecting love healing love confronting love romantic love surrendering love Through his teaching, readers will discover - and start enjoying - the words, actions, and experiences of authentic love.
La persona que aprieta sus botones casi siempre es alguien importante para usted: su cónyuge, su padre, su jefe, un miembro de su iglesia. Casi siempre esta persona difícil está relacionada con usted por cuestiones de sangre, amor, fe o dinero y por eso la relación no se puede cortar sin que cause dolor o una gran agitación en su vida.Nuestros amigos y la cultura actual por lo general nos aconsejarán que abandonemos esas relaciones rápidamente para así terminar con ese triste capítulo y poder continuar con nuestras vidas. El psicólogo y autor doctor John Townsend no está de acuerdo: «La persona que aprieta sus botones no es alguien que uno pueda dejar fácilmente. Uno está entrelazado con esa persona en muchos niveles. Vale la pena buscar maneras en que esa relación pueda ser revivida y renovada».
Life is difficult. Life for every person on earth is a challenging journey - with or without God. Those who invite God to join them on this adventure believe that when bad things happen they can trust God to be present and work on their behalf. But just exactly how does He go about the business of helping us when we don't know what to do? Henry Cloud and John Townsend believe God has given us instructions on how He makes a way for us when we call on Him. If you follow God's eight principles in this book, you can thrive relationally, emotionally, and spiritually.As clinical psychologists, the authors deal daily with real people facing real problems, so this book is not just psychological or biblical theory. It is a life system that captures God's wisdom for coping with our most difficult problems.
Hard times make us look for God. Everyone has problems. But if we could solve all our difficulties ourselves, would we ever search for God? Psychologist John Townsend says "It is actually the very unfixability of our problems and our powerlessness to bring right results that keep us asking, 'Where is God?'" With a compelling narrative, Townsend offers new insights into the pursuit for God's help and presence. Designed to give readers hope and meaning, he divides the discussion into three parts: Why does a loving God allow us to experience difficulties? How is God active in the middle of our hard times? How can I find God? With powerful stories and practical applications, Where Is God? assures readers that even when it feels as though God is absent it is his nature to be in relationship, to connect with, love, and guide us. And when we seek him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, he shows up in ways that transform us forever.
Dr. Townsend introduces a revolutionary approach for reaching out to, confronting, negotiating with and setting appropriate limits for the difficult people in our life.
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