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Overview Trust is the basis for every relationship. So what happens when that foundation cracks? *A cheating spouse destroys the feelings of confidence and fidelity in a marriage. *A friend's betrayal causes mistrust to spread to your other close relationships. *An undermining co-worker creates a suspicious, tense, disjointed workplace. *Organizational board members work in secret to form coalitions to assume control. Trust plays a key role in every arena of our lives, because trust is the linchpin for all our relationships family, school, church, work, and community. And how we sort out all the issues of trust and mistrust determines the direction our lives will take and our ultimate happiness and fulfillment. How can we build deeper, stronger trust in our relationships? How can we cope when that trust has been wounded or destroyed? How can we live a life of trust without being naive about betrayal? In Who Can You Trust? one of America's most beloved leaders, Howard E. Butt, Jr., candidly shares his own real-life experience and expertise to help you answer these questions in a biblical and practical way. He helps you recognize and resolve past trust issues that have shattered your faith and your spirit. And he shows you how to let your faith help you build stronger trust in the future for all your most important relationships
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2004
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1578568013 ISBN13 9781578568017
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Good for a small group Apr 23, 2006
Here's a good potential for a small group discussion. "Who Can You Trust?" addresses the essence of living and why we have trouble trusting people. Author Howard E. Butt, Jr. claims betrayal is the root of our relationship problems. In fact, betrayal was the sin Eve committed against God in the Eden which cursed the world.
"Betraying and being betrayed by abuse, desertion, neglect, or rejection lie deep within our personal and collective being," he writes. "We betray others because of our personal experience of feeling betrayed. And we do this whether such betrayal actually took place or not."
Real and imagined betrayal breaks down our trust of individuals or people in general, making specific relationships and common business difficult. Couple this with self-deception, that we believe ourselves to be far more pure than we are, and we grow a judgmental perspective, unwilling to forgive and willing to condemn others. Butt believes many Christians have "a too-shallow sense of our sinfulness." He says there are sins we have personally listed as egregious, and if we avoid those, we believe we're in the clear, free to condemn those whom we see as more sinful than we are. If we had an honest view of ourselves, we would have compassion on those who have disgraced themselves in society's eyes. How to address our feelings of betrayal and gain a good understanding of ourselves makes up the counseling portion of the book.
Plenty of quotes from C.S. Lewis and other strong authors add interest to the reading.
Howard Butt has years of experience working with people on and off the job. He helped his father build the H.E.B. grocery store chain and is a leader in applying the Christian faith to workplace decisions.