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The Friendship Factor / Edition 25
     

The Friendship Factor / Edition 25

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by Alan Loy Mcginnis
 

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ISBN-10: 0806635711

ISBN-13: 9780806635712

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806635712
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
25th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
219,525
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Editionv
Author's Notesxii
Dedication, First Editionxv
1.The Rich Rewards of Friendship1
Part IFive Ways to Deepen Your Relationships
2.Why Some People Never Lack Friends14
3.The Art of Self-Disclosure22
4.How to Communicate Warmth36
5.Love Is Something You Do49
6.Neglect This and Watch Your Friends Flee58
Part IIFive Guidelines for Cultivating Intimacy
7.Please Touch84
8.The Art of Affirmation93
9.A Coffee-Cup Concept of Marriage106
10.How to Improve Your Conversational Skills113
11.When Tears Are a Gift from God122
Part IIIWays to Handle Negative Emotions without Destroying the Relationship
12.Being a Nice Guy Gets You Nowhere132
13.Six Techniques to Help You Get Angry without Becoming Destructive147
Part IVHow to Salvage a Faltering Friendship
14.Why Relationships Go Bad156
15.Creative Forgiveness165
Part VCommitment
16.Loyalty--The Essential Ingredient176
17.Rejection and Its Aftermaths187
Part VIIdentity and Intimacy
18.Why Subservience Is Always Dangerous194
19.Self-Worth: A Requirement for Intimacy201
20.The Art of Adaptation212
Part VIIConclusion
21.You Can Be Lovable218

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.