How to Like the Ones You Love
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Why don't you ever listen to me? Mom, he said 'shut up!' I don't know where she is. She said she'd be home at 11:00. Sound familiar? Sometimes the home front feels more like a battlefront. Yet it's never too late for readers to transform their homes into peaceful places. Through commitment and creativity, a family can learn not only to love each other but actually like each other as well! Popular author and speaker Susan Alexander Yates candidly reveals proven approaches, home-changing insights, and practical tips for family building, including how to: - establish a secure, godly foundation - overcome sibling rivalry - handle in-law intrusions - choose between good and best - maintain an attitude of respect - celebrate the daily joys of family friendships - create friendships in single-parent and blended families Each chapter includes a relevant Bible verse, focus questions, and activities for family friendship building. This book is also a useful tool for group study and discussion. This book was previously published by Focus on the Family as A House Full of Friends in 1995. A vision, support, and daily and seasonal care are all necessary for building family friendships. But one more thing is needed: tools. . . . Tools are essential to giving birth to your vision. The purpose of this book is to provide you with the necessary tools for cultivating friendships within your family. There is some frustration in writing a book like this because each chapter could be a book by itself. But because each family relationship impacts another, it is important to examine the whole. As you read this book, I hope you will discover a fresh vision for family friendship and learn to use the tools to make your vision a reality. No matter where you are in your family life today, you can become a family marked by close, loving, supportive relationships.
How to transform a home into a peaceful place by strengthening family ties and rebuilding rusty relationships so we have a house full of friends.
Susan Alexander Yates is the author of several books, including And Then I Had Teenagers, And Then I Had Kids and is a regular guest on FamilyLife Today and other national radio programs. She and her husband, John, are popular speakers at marriage and parenting conferences throughout the country. Susan and John live in Falls Church, Virginia.