Friendship - eBook  -     By: June Hunt
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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Rose Publishing
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781596368835
ISBN-13: 9781596368835
Series: Hope for the Heart

Publisher's Description

Make new friends but keep the old; one is silver and the other gold. Perhaps you remember singing that song as a child. Friendships are indeed valuable, but sadly, some friendships are toxic. This 96-page Friendship ebook is packed with advice on friendship, including how to be a good friend, how to make new friends, how to spot the warning signs of unhealthy relationships (including codependency), and more.

Discover God's heart on friendship and enjoy having Bible-based advice on how to build lasting, fulfilling, and healthy friendships!

With June Hunt's Friendship Minibook, discover—

  • The difference between codependent and healthy friendships.

  • How to reach out and be a friend.

  • How to make new friends and create healthy friendships.

  • How selfishness sabotages friendships.

  • The value of vulnerability in friendships.

This pocket-sized ebooklet could have had its subtitle be 'Manual of Interpersonal Relationships.' Pastors and church leaders would be wise to include it in the curriculum for new members. June Hunt provides a clear biblical base for healthy relationships in families and churches. She recommends [ways] to arm ourselves with positive motives to develop healthy friendships and warning signs for avoiding unhealthy ones. — Dave Barkey, Retired Pastor, Colorado, Team Rose Representative

Enjoy having helpful Bible-based advice on Christian friendship! This fantastic 96-page ebook is divided into 3 helpful sections, including—

  1. Definitions of Friendship Section.

    Using the unbreakable bond between Jonathan and David as a model, this section reviews what it truly means to be a friend who loves at all times. Find out—

    • 2 key factors of healthy friendships

    • What a codependent relationship is and how to breakout of the codependent cycle.

    • 12 keys to building vulnerability in friendship by courageously choosing honesty, confessing past wrongs, accepting advice, sharing past struggles, and more.

  2. Characteristics of Friendship Section.

    In this section, June Hunt explains the three levels of friendships and the differences between casual, close, and committed friendships. Discover the 3 different levels of intimacy Jesus maintained, from speaking to large crowds to spending time with his 3 closest friends.

  3. Includes helpful tools, tips, and explanations on how to build healthy friendships:

    • A chart comparing over 15 characteristics of negative friendships to positive friendships, showing which friendships to avoid and which friendships to pursue.

    • Codependency checklist to help you identify if you are in a relationship others would call codependent.

    • 9 ways selfishness can sabotage a friendship through self-centeredness, self-pity, self-deception, self-serving, and more.

    • 7 reasons why friends fall into manipulation, including misjudged priorities, misdirected fear, misguided acceptance, etc.

    • 4 barriers to intimacy within friendships and how to overcome them.

  4. Steps to Solution Section gives helpful advice on friendship.
    It explains how Jesus showed covenant friendship and how he treated others. Discover—

    • 15 characteristics of covenant friendship: unity, sacrificial love, commitment, honesty, encouragement, etc.

    • 5 practical ways to initiate friendship and 7 ways to reach out and be a friend

    • 20 do's and don'ts on friendship, covering everything from listening attentively to letting go of un-forgiveness and offense.

    • 18 practical tips on how to become an active listener —look them in the eye, lean toward them, clarify what they are saying, ask open-ended questions, and more.

    • Over 20 suggestions on how to build healthy relationships and 7 ways to better relate to friends—including not interrupting each other, not pressing for answers, not using slicing sarcasm, etc.

    • How to find freedom from codependent friendships through R.E.L.E.A.S.E and how to build healthy boundaries that glorify God.

Gives Helpful Advice on Friendship and answers difficult questions, such as—

  • Was I wrong to report my friend for being on drugs and possibly hurting his child?

  • How can I reassure one of my dearest friends that my new friend is not a threat to our friendship?

  • How can I know if I am codependent?

  • And more!

Friendships can be negative or positive, healthy or unhealthy. Friendships can develop into co-dependency and manipulation. The biggest cause for failed relationship is selfishness. The greatest asset to a successful relationship is communication. This ebooklet shares the barriers to intimacy in friendships and the do's and don'ts in friendshipsThe other topics on friendship that are covered include: how to develop and keep friendships, the 7 rules for friendships, and setting healthy boundaries. Scripture is given to support this information and the prayer of salvation is given. This mini-book is for everyone!—Larry Bennison, Small Group Bible Study Leader, Connection Point Church, Team Rose Rep

Do you know how to be a good friend? Whether casual or committed, friendships can be among life's sweetest relationships. Perhaps you are longing for a good friend today. Now is the perfect time to discover God's heart on friendship.

Look for all 36 titles in the Hope For The Heart Biblical Counseling Library. These mini-books are for people who seek freedom from codependency, anger, conflict, verbal and emotional abuse, depression, or other problems.

Meet the Author: June Hunt


June Hunt, M.A. Criswell College, is a biblical counselor whose award-winning radio program Hope for the Heart is heard on 900 radio outlets around the world. For more than 25 years, she has counseled people, offering them hope for today's problems. June has helped many people with emotional, relational, and spiritual problems experience God's love through biblical hope and practical advice.

Early family pain was the catalyst that shaped June's compassionate heart. Later, as a youth director, she became aware of the need for sound biblical counsel. After years of teaching and research, she developed a scripturally based counseling course covering topics such as marriage and parenting, depression and anger, stress and suicide. These topics are now available as the Aspire Press Hope for the Heart ebooklets.

Hope from the Heart is a half-hour teaching broadcast on these important topics in more than 60 countries on 6 continents. Hope in the Night is June's live two-hour call-in counseling program that helps people untie their tangled problems on air. Through her warmth, wisdom, and gentle candor, June prompts penetrating dialogue with listeners, often with life-changing results.

Hope for the Heart ebooklets have been published in 27 languages in several formats and are being translated into more. June is a popular guest professor at colleges and seminaries and a sought-after speaker at conferences and religious broadcasting events. She teaches and speaks around the world on topics such as crisis counseling, child abuse, wife abuse, forgiveness, singleness, and self-worth.

Kind Words about June Hunt and the Hope for the Heart Minibook Series

After decades of counseling men and women from all walks of life, June knows how to lead readers to truth—truth that liberates because it is truth from God.
Kay Arthur, Co-founder of Precept Ministries International, and author of When the Hurt Runs Deep-Healing and Hope for Life's Desperate Moments.

Those of us who have had to forgive the unforgiveable will find June's materials to be tremendous— filled with hope and healing. She speaks from the heart with truth, directly to your broken soul.
Stephen Arterburn, Founder of New Life Ministries and author of Healing Is a Choice.

June Hunt has been addressing the root issue for hurting hearts as long as I have known her. God has given her insightful sensitivity not only to identify human problems, but also to uncover biblical solutions. She has done it for me more than once! All who have hurting hearts—or who minister to wounded spirits—need to read her resources.
Dr. Dorothy Kelley Patterson, Professor of Theology in Women's Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

June walks you through the step-by-step process to forgive...yes, even the 'unforgiveable.' If you want your days ahead to be better than the days gone by, this is a must read for you.
Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, and President of The Urban Alternative.

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    What a great way to bring to remembrance the true meaning and value of friendship. Great read with scripture to prove that friendship is necessary. To have someone to help hold you accountable and to come alongside of you to strengthen and encourage you.
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    I thought this book put in all the little details about friendships, the different types, what them mean to each of us, and how they impact on our day to day lives.How to be a friend and how to deal with tricky problems. It even uses the analogy of our home and all the different rooms. I can certainly recomend this book.
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