Real Relationships: From Bad to Better and Good to Great

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/28/2011
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub

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In this updated edition of their bestselling book, Relationships, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott dig below the surface to the depths of human interactions, offering expert advice and practical tools for improving the most important aspect of human life: relationships. Designed for college students, young adults, singles, and dating couples, this cutting-edge book teaches the basics of healthy relationships, including friendship, dating, sexuality, and relating to God. Newly updated and expanded to include the latest research on relationship building and vital information on social networking, it provides readers with proven tools for making bad relationships better and good relationships great. Real Relationships is filled with thought-provoking questions and links to its separate workbook. The workbook---integral to getting the most out of Real Relationships---contains dozens of self-tests and assessments that will help readers determine their relational readiness, the health of the home they grew up in, their understanding of gender differences, and much more. Real Relationships and the Real Relationships Workbook furnish an honest and timely guide to forming the rich relationships that are life's greatest treasure.

Author Biography

Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott are founders of ReatRelationships.com and the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University. Their bestselling books include Love Talk, Crazy Good Sex, and the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Their work has been featured in the New York Times and USA Today, and they have appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, and Oprah. They live with their two young sons in Seattle.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Our Longing for Belongingp. 11
The Compulsion for Completionp. 19
Keeping Family Ties from Pulling Stringsp. 43
Bridging the Gender Gapp. 63
Friends to Die Forp. 77
What to Do When Friends Failp. 97
Falling in love without Losing Your Mindp. 117
Sex, Lies, and the Great Escapep. 133
Breaking Up without Falling Apartp. 155
Relating to God without Feeling Phonyp. 175
Notesp. 193
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