God Help Me! These People Are Driving Me Nuts!: Making Peace with Difficult People

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Generous helpings of humor and abundant practical advice make this Christian spirituality book a useful tool for dealing with difficult relationships. Old enemies, unreasonable employers, petty neighbors, wayward children, or an inattentive spouse can sabotage even the most devout Christian and lead to unhealthy emotions and destructive behavior. Laying out the components of the P-E-A-C-E process, this handbook presents strategies for understanding the causes of problem behavior—in others or in oneself—taking ...

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Overview

Generous helpings of humor and abundant practical advice make this Christian spirituality book a useful tool for dealing with difficult relationships. Old enemies, unreasonable employers, petty neighbors, wayward children, or an inattentive spouse can sabotage even the most devout Christian and lead to unhealthy emotions and destructive behavior. Laying out the components of the P-E-A-C-E process, this handbook presents strategies for understanding the causes of problem behavior—in others or in oneself—taking corrective action, and options if those strategies fail. Questions such as How can I respectfully and lovingly bring about changes in my life and in relationships? How do I cope with people who will not change their self-destructive ways no matter how hard I try to help them? and Is it ever acceptable to sever ties with a friend or family member? are examined and addressed in this sympathetic, results-oriented guide to keeping faith in everyday life.

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"We all talk about the people in our lives who make us want to tear our hair out, but nobody has any clue what to do with them. Greg Popcak is a wonderful antidote to this problem, sharing a wealth of insights and solid wisdom."   —Mark P. Shea, author, Making Senses out of Scripture
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824525972
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 391,930
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory K. Popcak, PhD, is a leading author of Christian counseling books, including Beyond the Birds and the Bees, The Exceptional Seven Percent, A Marriage Made for Heaven, and Parenting with Grace. He is a cohost of Fully Alive!, a daily call-in radio show on the Catholic Network; the host of Heart, Mind, and Strength on the Ave Maria Radio Network; and the founder of Pastoral Solutions Institute, a provider of Catholic counseling services worldwide. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.

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