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Relationships: A Mess Worth Making

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Your best friend is suddenly cool and distant. Your spouse can’t stop complaining about your bad habits. Your son refuses to talk to you. What are you supposed to do?

Plans A, B, and C might be to shut down, lash out, or get out. But consider Plan D: Recognize that God has the last word on those messy, conflict-ridden relationships. He can use them to make you into someone who can give and receive love—with God and others.

Impossible? Idealistic? Not really. In Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, Tim Lane and Paul David Tripp show you how God does it, and how it can happen for you. They help you tackle the stubborn problems that plague many close relationships. They show you the deeper issues that drive our reactions, choices, and behaviors. And they show you how God steps in to help you build relationships that are all he intended them to be.

About the Authors

Timothy S. Lane, M.Div., D.Min., is a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), counselor, and author. Tim co-authored How People Change with Paul David Tripp and has written several mini-books including PTSD, Forgiving Others, Sex Before Marriage, Family Feuds, Conflict, and Freedom From Guilt. Tim is also an adjunct professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Westminster Seminary California in Escondido, and Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. Tim and his wife, Barbara, live in Philadelphia, PA, with their four children. For more information, visit his personal website at timlane.org.

Paul David Tripp, M.Div., D.Min., is president of Paul Tripp Ministries whose mission is to educate and equip today’s Christian by combining the in-depth study of God’s Word with practical life application. Paul is also a pastor with over fifteen years of pastoral ministry experience and the author of several best-selling titles including: Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Age of Oppurtunity, Lost in the Middle, and How People Change. Paul is married to Luella and has four grown children. For more information, visit his personal website at paultripp.com.

Book Details

180 pages
Publisher: New Growth Press
Publication Year: 2010