Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How to Deal with difficult Relationships

Counseling Through the Bible Series by June Hunt

In the school of life, the Bible is our textbook for learning... and relationships are our "lab" for living. Relationships provide daily opportunities to live out what we believe about life and love, and force us to put theory into practice. God wants us to enjoy relationships filled with trust, purpose, and peace. But too often, relationships are damaged because of criticism, manipulation, and other destructive behaviours. Thankfully, the Bible abounds with guidance on how to bridge broken relationships in order to build healthy ones. This is a how-to handbook filled with restoration, healing, and hope.
My thoughts:
This book has been a big help!  I think most people, (I know I have) have dealt with people who are critics and manipulators. Sometimes when this occurs repeatedly, it is difficult to know how to act or react for that matter. Myself, I am usually looking for Scriptural ways to respond, but at times it can be a bit confusing. If a person is in a situation too long they not only do they see themselves as a victim but also it almost becomes a "comfortable" way of life for them. June gives plenty of Scriptures to combat the lies of Satan in all types of relationships. And she explains how to confront, cut strings of control, balance unhealthy relationships, forgive and resolve problems.  I will definitely be referring back to this book again when situations arise that I am not sure how to deal with.

June Hunt  is the founder of Hope for the Heart, a worldwide biblical counseling ministry that provides numerous resources for people seeking help. She has written a number of books.

*I received this book from Harvest House Publishers for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. *

4 comments:

  1. I've heard people say that life would be easy and perfect if it weren't for other people. This book definitely looks like a must read for all of us!

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  2. This does sound like a good book. I have family members who are critical and huge manipulators. It is so hard to deal with them. It would be nice to have more biblical guidance on how to deal with them.

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  3. Sounds like a really good inspirational read. I often feel criticized or put down, I'm sure this would help.

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  4. Looks like a great book, or should I say a "must have". Life can be tough, and this book sounds like it hits it on the head as far as relationships go.

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