Item description for Friendship Counseling: Jesus' Model for Speaking Life-Words to Hurting People by Kevin Huggins...
Overview When friends hurt, you want to help. But it's hard to know what to say, especially when you've never trudged in their shoes. Trying to help others, do you ever respond in these ways? *Quoting Bible verses about suffering *Explaining the reasons for their struggle *Trying to discover what they did to cause the pain *Talking about your troubles instead of listening *Fixing the problem so they won't suffer anymore According to Kevin Huggins, a seasoned counselor, these responses may stem from good intentions, but they don't help the hurting find the resources to grow and serve God through their struggles. Instead, people in pain need "life words" words that sensitively point strugglers toward building character and drawing closer to God, despite the agony. They offer the safety and compassion that leads to true change rather than to the masking of feelings. If you want to inspire positive change, offer words that heal instead of hurt. Give people the gift of friendship counseling
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.88" Width: 5.8" Height: 1.01" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2003
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576832996 ISBN13 9781576832998
Reviews - What do customers think about Friendship Counseling: Jesus' Model for Speaking Life-Words to Hurting People?
Highly Recommended Apr 19, 2006
I highly recommend Kevin's book. I have had many friends of mine tell me that they know how to "discern what a problem is" in some one else, but inevitably they always say, "but I don't know how to help them". Discipleship is never an easy formula, but Kevin lays out an incredible example of how to speak life changing words to someone who is hurting. Once you're through reading this book, you will feel such an incredible sense of responsibility to really speak "Words of Life" into people who come to you for advice or other help. It's not just a book for pastors and counselors, but anyone who claims to be a follower of Jesus. Each chapter ends with introspective questions that force you to look inside your own heart to really help you wrestle through issues that you yourself may be struggling through. Please read this book...you will be a better equipped servant of Christ because of your investment.
Spiritual Friendship May 19, 2004
Author Kevin Huggins understands people because he knows God and His Word. Following Christ's model, Huggins takes readers on a journey through the complexities of being a true spiritual friend. If you're struggling for a way of thinking about friendship that will change how you interact with your closest friends, then "Friendship Counseling" is the book for you.
Reviewer: Dr. Bob Kellemen, author of "Soul Physicians: A Theology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction" and "Spiritual Friends: A Methodology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction," and "Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction."