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 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.