Mending Broken Relationships, Building Strong Ones: Eight Ways to Love as Jesus Loves Us

The Word Among Us Press
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 We all struggle with relationships that are broken in some way. In this book, authors John and Therese Boucher show us eight ways to love like Jesus—through intercessory prayer, respect, forgiveness, gratitude, affirmation, forbearance, honesty, and a healing presence. These are gifts that are given to us through the power of the Holy Spirit. Like seeds that are placed in the earth, these virtues and gifts can grow with prayer, mutual support, and practice and become the paths to strong and fulfilling relationships.
Each chapter focuses on a different path to love. Many real-life stories, including those from the saints, help readers to connect these virtues and gifts to their own lives.

• Reflection questions and an exercise for further growth included after each chapter.
• A practical and valuable resource for every Christian disciple.
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  John and Therese Boucher are award-winning authors, teachers, and online instructors. Their books include When You Notice the Empty Pews, Making Friends with the Saints, and Evangelizing Unchurched Children. John has served as director of evangelization for the Diocese of Trenton for many years and is a columnist for the Evangelization Exchange online newsletter. Therese maintains a Web site (www.christkey.com) offering resources for evangelization. 

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The Word Among Us Press
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Published on
Aug 1, 2015
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Pages
152
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ISBN
9781593254704
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Life / Personal Growth
Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
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