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.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Foreword Kenneth C. Ulmer ix
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
About the Author 295