Even when life is hectic and harried, every woman has a God-given longing for relationship, and her female friends play an important role in filling that. Oliver and Smalley help women distinguish between self-centered, insecure, childish relationships and other-centered, healthy,...
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Even when life is hectic and harried, every woman has a God-given longing for relationship, and her female friends play an important role in filling that. Oliver and Smalley help women distinguish between self-centered, insecure, childish relationships and other-centered, healthy, grown-up relationships. Using personal anecdotes and scriptural principles, they explain ten characteristics of a grown-up friend and offer ideas on how readers can develop these attributes in themselves. Finally, they tackle the tough issues of friendships, such as how to support a friend in crisis, how to work toward forgiveness when a friend has injured you, and how to determine when it is best to let a friendship go.
Friends for life. You weren't meant to walk through life alone . . .. but how do you find faithful friends who will make the journey with you? Finding new friends to enrich your life isn't as simple as it may seem. Join Erin Smalley and Carrie Oliver as they explore our God-given longings for friendship and offer practical insights into building strong, rewarding relationships that endure - even during seasons of conflict and change. You'll learn the secrets of developing healthy - grown-up? friendships and avoiding volatile, insecure ones. Using personal anecdotes and scriptural principles, Erin and Carrie explain the ten attributes of grown-up friends and offer ideas on how you can develop these qualities in yourself. Grown-Up Girlfriends will help you: - identify potential soul-mate friends - mentor others - set healthy boundaries - resolve conflicts constructively - support a friend in crisis - practice healthy forgiveness and reconciliation - let go of destructive friendships . . . or avoid them altogether This candid look at the challenges and rewards of becoming a grown-up girlfriend was written with women like you in mind because. Being a grown-up is hard . . . but it's easier in the company of friends.
Carrie Oliver was a clinical therapist at The Center for Marriage and Family Studies at John Brown University, where she specialized in marriage and family counseling, anxiety disorders, and women's issues.
Greg Smalley tiene pasion por ayudar a parejas prematrimoniales y ya casadas a que aprendan a disfrutar de toda la vida juntos. El Dr. Smalley es director de ministerios para matrimonios del Centro de Enriquecimiento para las Relaciones de la Universidad John Brown y profesor asistente en estudios sobre el matrimonio y la familia.ý Greg Smalley has a passion to help premarital and married couples learn how to enjoy a lifetime together. Dr. Smalley is the director of Marriage Ministries for the Center for Relationship Enrichment on the campus of John Brown University, and assistant professor