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A true friendship must be a two-way street. Both friends must respect and care for the other person. You need to be willing to encourage the other person and be open and vulnerable so the other person can encourage and help you. This section provides information so that you can build great friendships and have a lasting impact for good on your friends. Just click on the titles of the books/information below to investigate ordering it and having it delivered to your home.
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But with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; Philippians 2:3b NASB

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24

Iron sharpens iron, So one man shaprens another. Proverbs 27:17 NASB
Be linked with others in loving relationships
By Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
PROBLEM: You have trouble saying no to people, or feel that they are taking advantage of you. You tend to be caught in relationships where people use you.

“Boundaries” uses scriptures to help people form an emotionally healthy lifestyle. Some people have trouble making choices when serving people and God. This book will help them determine where their line of responsibilities is. It will also help them to see why they tend to be easily manipulated by people. This book helps you understand how bonding relationships affect your boundary process. The book then tells you how you can start to make your own personal boundaries in the areas of the Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual by giving a five-step plan. Following this are chapters on dealing with boundary conflicts in the areas of family, friends, spouse, children, work, yourself and God.

Recognizing your emotions and taking ownership of them will help you understand when you need to set boundaries. “Boundaries” also gives examples also to help you see some issues more clearly.

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Encouragement: The Key to Caring
by Dr. Larry Crabb & Dr. Dan Allender
PROBLEM: Your friendships are not as deep and meaningful as you would like and you’re not encouraging your friends as much as you would like to.

In “Encouragement: The Key to Caring” Drs. Crabb and Allender first examine why true encouragement often doesn’t take place: this is because people are just relating from the surface layers of their lives. Or, they are not trying to help others with the motivation of love. This book teaches you how to have a proper love motivation for encouragement. With this motivation in place, you can then properly minister God’s love and truth, to the fears and hurts in the lives of others.

The final section of this book deals with practical aspects of encouraging others. Topics covered include: finding opportunities to encourage, principles of successful encouraging, and techniques for encouraging. The final chapter presents some ideas on how you local church can become an encouraging fellowship. All this and more is presented in this book, which will help you be a deeply encouraging friend and an encourager to others in the church.
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