The People Factor: How Building Great Relationships and Ending Bad Ones Unlocks Your God-Given Purpose

The People Factor: How Building Great Relationships and Ending Bad Ones Unlocks Your God-Given Purpose

by Van Moody
The People Factor: How Building Great Relationships and Ending Bad Ones Unlocks Your God-Given Purpose

The People Factor: How Building Great Relationships and Ending Bad Ones Unlocks Your God-Given Purpose

by Van Moody

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Overview

The relationships in your life will make the difference between happiness and misery.

The right relationship will launch you to the heights of achievement; the wrong one will tether you to mediocrity. Your relationships will be your sources of greatest joy and your venues of greatest pain. Van Moody says, “When people show you who they are, pay attention.”

We need to undertake the important task of evaluating our relationships intelligently. We need to recognize the people with whom God has called us to walk in mutually beneficial relationships and to identify those who will derail our destinies or hinder His purposes for our lives. It is high time we cultivate our Relational IQs, understanding not only how to build great relationships but also how to avoid or skillfully exit bad ones.

Van Moody saw this need every day of his pastoral life, but he could not find a concise, practical resource for people who need to become more relationally savvy. He needed a beyond-the-basics study guide for Relational IQ. The People Factor is his solution.

God works in our lives through our relationships. Yet, all too often, we get our relationship advice from the most toxic sources we can find. The People Factor is based on the most effective, trustworthy relationship book of all time: the Bible.

If you hunger for a richer, more fulfilling life, your Relational IQ is the place to start. If you put The People Factor principles to work, you will become stronger, happier, and healthier in all your relationships. You will be a better spouse, a better friend, a better boss, a better parent, and a better person.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400205028
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 539,065
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Van Moody serves as pastor of the Worship Center in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, he is on the board of Joel Osteen's Champions Network, is a member of Dr. Oz’s Core Team, and is an associate trainer in Japan for Dr. John C. Maxwell’s EQUIP leadership organization. Moody, his wife, Ty, and their children, Eden Sydney and Ethan Isaiah, live in Birmingham, Alabama.

Table of Contents

Foreword Kenneth C. Ulmer ix

Introduction xiii

Part 1 The Critical Laws of Relationships

1 You've Got to Be You: The Law of Being Real 3

2 Healthy Relationships Must Be Win-Win: The Law of Mutual Benefit 23

3 Be Like-Minded About What Really Matters: The Law of Agreement 45

4 Release Your Past to Embrace Your Future: The Law of Letting Go 63

5 You Can't Be Friends with Everyone: The Law of Selectivity 79

6 Everybody Has to Give: The Law of Sacrifice 99

7 What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: The Law Against Secrets 115

8 The Most Valuable People Aren't Always the Most Visible: The Law of True Value 131

9 Is That Person Really on Your Side?: The Law of Loyalty 147

10 Changing Places: The Law of Constructive Transition 167

Part 2 How to Make the Most Difficult Choices

11 You Can't Take Him with You: Knowing When and How to End an Unhealthy Relationship 187

12 Kiss Orpah Good-Bye: Recognizing Who Is in Your Life for the Long Term 209

13 When Helping You Is Killing Me: How to Have Healthy Relationships with Unhealthy People 231

Part 3 Essentials of Great Relationships

14 The Journey Matters: Understanding the Process of Great Relationships 255

15 Lovesickness and Its Cure: The Vertical Factor 273

Acknowledgments 289

Notes 291

About the Author 295

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