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The Friendship Factor

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More than one million readers have turned to this book to learn the secret to more meaningful relationships. Dr. Alan Loy McGinnis, pastor and counselor, demonstrates that the friendship factor -- the essential ingredient of warmth and caring -- is at the heart of each relationship. In recognizing that friendship is the springboard to every other love, McGinnis shows readers how to be a warmer, more loving person, how to communicate better, and how to resolve tension in their relationships. With captivating case ...
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Overview

More than one million readers have turned to this book to learn the secret to more meaningful relationships. Dr. Alan Loy McGinnis, pastor and counselor, demonstrates that the friendship factor -- the essential ingredient of warmth and caring -- is at the heart of each relationship. In recognizing that friendship is the springboard to every other love, McGinnis shows readers how to be a warmer, more loving person, how to communicate better, and how to resolve tension in their relationships. With captivating case histories and anecdotes about such famous people as George Burns, Howard Hughes, and C.S. Lewis, McGinnis shares the secret of how to love and be loved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806635712
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 256,159
  • Product dimensions: 0.51 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition v
Author's Notes xii
Dedication, First Edition xv
1. The Rich Rewards of Friendship 1
Part I Five Ways to Deepen Your Relationships
2. Why Some People Never Lack Friends 14
3. The Art of Self-Disclosure 22
4. How to Communicate Warmth 36
5. Love Is Something You Do 49
6. Neglect This and Watch Your Friends Flee 58
Part II Five Guidelines for Cultivating Intimacy
7. Please Touch 84
8. The Art of Affirmation 93
9. A Coffee-Cup Concept of Marriage 106
10. How to Improve Your Conversational Skills 113
11. When Tears Are a Gift from God 122
Part III Ways to Handle Negative Emotions without Destroying the Relationship
12. Being a Nice Guy Gets You Nowhere 132
13. Six Techniques to Help You Get Angry without Becoming Destructive 147
Part IV How to Salvage a Faltering Friendship
14. Why Relationships Go Bad 156
15. Creative Forgiveness 165
Part V Commitment
16. Loyalty--The Essential Ingredient 176
17. Rejection and Its Aftermaths 187
Part VI Identity and Intimacy
18. Why Subservience Is Always Dangerous 194
19. Self-Worth: A Requirement for Intimacy 201
20. The Art of Adaptation 212
Part VII Conclusion
21. You Can Be Lovable 218
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2009

    Needful information to have with all your relationships. With spouse, children, relative, I& friends

    I think everyone should read this even if you don't have trouble with your relationships. I haven't finished reading it yet, but have gotten so much helpful information already and am about 3/4 through. I got this book because I have never been able to keep any long term relationships except with my husband. I always felt like a friendly and likeable person, but never had any real close friends for years. And when I did they didn't last. This book had very helpful, step by step rules that good friendships must have. I believe that I found what has been missing when trying to get close to someone and keep the friendship going. I have been also pleasantly surprised to find information (that I was looking for elsewhere) that would also help my husband and I grow closer, and our children, helping me with several other areas I needed help with. Which had no idea would be in this book. I'm very thankful I found it.

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