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  • Author:
    Tim S. Lane
  • ISBN:
    0977080765
  • ISBN13:
    978-0977080762
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  • Publisher:
    New Growth Press; 1st edition (2006)
  • Pages:
    177 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Relationships
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    4.1
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Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (2006), by Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp was a required book for a class I am taking through the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (2006), by Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp was a required book for a class I am taking through the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation. I had previously read Tripp and Lane's How People Change, which was a very good book, so I was looking forward to this one as well. This one surpassed my expectations. They rightly demonstrate that relationships are often difficult and, given enough time, all relationships will likely show strain.

Paul Tripp and Tim Lane have taken what was already incredibly profound, biblical, and helpful teaching in Relationships: A Mess .

Paul Tripp and Tim Lane have taken what was already incredibly profound, biblical, and helpful teaching in Relationships: A Mess Worth Making and have put legs on it. This practical guide is going to deeply and positively affect the church and our call to walk together. He is the coauthor of the books How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, coauthor of the curriculums Change and Your Relationships and How People Change, author of the minibooks Conflict; Family Feuds; Forgiving Others; and Freedom from Guilt.

In their book, Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, authors Tim Lane and Paul Tripp explore the stubborn problems that plague many close relationships. They offer these eight observations to help readers understand relationships and how God uses them in our lives. You were made for relationships. This fact takes us back to the beginning. It asks the basic questions, Who are we, and how important are our relationships?

Relationships by Paul Tripp and Timothy Lane identifies how Christ redeems relationships in the midst of conflict resolution, forgiveness .

Relationships by Paul Tripp and Timothy Lane identifies how Christ redeems relationships in the midst of conflict resolution, forgiveness, weakness, and more. In this deeply insightful book by Paul David Tripp and Timothy S. Lane, readers are presented with the power of grace to redeem and restore relationships.

In Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, Paul David Tripp and Tim Lane reveal the deeper issues that drive our reactions, choices, and behaviors

In Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, Paul David Tripp and Tim Lane reveal the deeper issues that drive our reactions, choices, and behaviors. You have hundreds of relational interactions each day. Now you can face your relationships with strength and courage because God is up to something.

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Authors Paul David Tripp and Timothy S. Lane identify the deeper issues that drive a wide range of beliefs and behaviors that keep relationships less than they are designed to be. Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (9780977080762) by Timothy S. Lane, Paul David Tripp.

Hope for messy, conflict-ridden relationships. Your best friend is suddenly cool and distant. Your spouse can t stop complaining about your bad habits. Your son refuses to talk to you. What are you supposed to do? Plans A, B, and C might be to shut down, lash out, or get out. But consider Plan D: Recognize that God has the last word on those messy, conflict-ridden relationships. He can use them to make you into someone who can give and receive love with God and others. Impossible? Idealistic? Not really. In Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, Tim Lane and Paul Tripp show you how God does it, and how it can happen for you. They help you tackle the stubborn problems that plague many close relationships. They show you the deeper issues that drive our reactions, choices, and behaviors. And they show you how God steps in to help you build relationships that are all he intended them to be.

Truthcliff
My counselor suggested that I read this book. I'm glad that I did. I am not an especially social person though I have come to the realization that I need me and deeper relationships for my own health and to accomplish my mission in life. Frankly, my own personal gain from relationships just hasn't been compelling enough to act on. That said, reading this compelling account of what God's desire for our relationships is has been a strong encouragement to me to invest more of my time and resources into other people. The book also outlines the challenges with relationships and a Godly approach to transcending them. Here comes the hard part - putting it into action!
Shliffiana
Challenging. May need to reread this a few times. Biblical perspective. Real. Takes into account tough situations: for example - posture of forgiveness toward those who refuse to repent versus forgiveness and reconciliation with those that do. I appreciate the distinction. Some other points that went deeper than many other writers on the topic too. Still, a very easy read. Not extra cerebral. Was able to follow the train of thought in spite of kids running around and many interruptions.
HyderCraft
This is more than a book on relationships, it's a book on discipleship and how being a follower of Christ impacts your relationships. If you are looking for a how-to book filled with checklists and action steps, this is not your book. But if you want a book that will stretch you, challenge your thinking, and help you live out your faith in the daily context of your relationships, then this book is for you. I found many of the chapters to be helpful -- particularly the authors' descriptions of forgiveness (c.9), encouragement (p.112-116), and mercy (c.12). The final chapter challenges the reader toward a kingdom ministry that steps into the messiness of the world around us, serving others as worship.

This is a book I recommend and will come back to again.
The Sphinx of Driz
This book provides a new and fresh perspective on our relationships: I enjoyed it more than I had anticipated. This is not an easy topic. Human relationships are easily the most difficult thing we navigate, but this book treats it gently. I found myself meditating for a long time on various points. Its strength lies in its close reference to scripture.
Gindian
Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (2006), by Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp was a required book for a class I am taking through the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation. I had previously read Tripp and Lane's How People Change, which was a very good book, so I was looking forward to this one as well. This one surpassed my expectations. As the title would suggest, this book explores the mess of relationships and why we should pursue them anyway.

They rightly demonstrate that relationships are often difficult and, given enough time, all relationships will likely show strain. However, they suggest that "God keeps us in messy relationships for His redemptive purpose" (page 11). In the midst of struggle, it is often difficult to see God's work at hand, but it is.

Exploring topics such as sin, forgiveness, and mercy, the authors provide examples of moving in the rhythms of life with one another. In many ways, this book was reminiscent of the things that I have been reading from Dr Larry Crabb. The idea of "relational sin" would not be foreign to these authors and this book would serve as an excellent addition to the libraries of those who believe that relationships are a mess worth making.
Dianaghma
In all honesty, I didn't finish the book but I gave it a friend whose marriage was in trouble & she read it, then she & her husband read it together & it helped them reconcile their marriage. Then they let their sister borrow it to help her marriage & it worked for her so now another family member is reading it. So this book along with the power of GOD through prayer has done great things in the lives of those who read it!
misery
Very helpful. Very practical. Timothy Lane always goes to the heart of problems and Jesus is the only one who can transform hearts. This is a book for everyone. It puts a Biblical perspective into every relationship we have. Within the book there is help for conversations, apologies, forgiveness, mercy, how to use your time and money, and much more. Each chapter is gospel-saturated. This book helps define the problem AND offers the only biblical solution--Christ and Him crucified. This would be a great book for small groups to read and the church as a whole.
This is the book to buy if you want to lead a small group on relationships, instead of the author's green workbook titled, "Change and Your Relationships". It is very gospel-centered, clear, and convicting. It does not coincide perfectly with the workbook, but there is definitely some overlap. The workbook is great for group activities, questions and exercises, but it is not laid out as orderly or clear, and it does not bring the gospel to the forefront as much as the book. Both this book and the workbook can be used without the other.