Real Life Love: Saying Goodbye to the Fairytale and Hello to True Relationships

Real Life Love: Saying Goodbye to the Fairytale and Hello to True Relationships


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From the grandson of world-famous marriage expert Gary Smalley comes a practical and hope-filled guide to building great relationships.

No one in history has seen a world like this. Never before has information been so accessible. Never before have people lived as long, enjoyed fuller bank accounts, or been more connected. Yet, we live in a world where relationships remain unfulfilled. People aren't happy. Marriages are falling apart. And the so-called "strongest relationships" we have are built on a simple swipe to the right.

So, what's the problem? If anyone can answer this impending question, it's Michael Gibson. Growing up with a front row seat to the life and marriage of his grandfather, best-selling author and speaker Gary Smalley, Michael witnessed firsthand what it truly takes to build a life filled with great relationships. Providing a modern take on time-tested wisdom for a new generation, Michael challenges us to push past the fake, heal the pain in our hearts, and move into a love that is real through 7 practical principles:
  1. Honor others
  2. Identify anger
  3. Forgive
  4. Celebrate in the midst of trials
  5. Understand the power of God's Word
  6. Be second in a world of firsts
  7. Identify the personalities of others to foster understanding

By the end of REAL LIFE LOVE, you will learn to love and be loved like never before, understand why you've been holding back on experiencing amazing relationships from the beginning, and ensure that the love of your life won't just come into your life but stay in your life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546009900
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,122,059
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael Gibson is an Emmy® Award-winning television personality, author, and communicator. His popular blog and podcast help thousands learn how to have relationships that count. As the grandson of relationship expert and bestselling author Gary Smalley, Michael uses his knowledge and experiences from speaking alongside his grandpa at his conferences since he was ten years old and growing up as the son of marriage pastors to call others into deeper, fuller relationships. He calls the Ozark Mountains of Missouri home.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Les Parrott xi

Introduction: Love as Real as a Tiger 1

Part 1 Growing in Love for Yourself

Chapter 1 Honor 17

Chapter 2 Anger 39

Chapter 3 Forgiveness 55

Part 2 Growing in Love for God

Chapter 4 Celebrating Trials 79

Chapter 5 Memorizing God's Word 101

Part 3 Growing in Love for Others

Chapter 6 Servanthood 125

Chapter 7 Understanding Personality 147

Conclusion: Free to Love 171

Acknowledgments 189

About the Author 193

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