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Truth Spoken in Love, Not Harshness, Can heal the Hurts Between People.
In his bestselling Telling Yourself the Truth, William Backus showed that biblical truth, properly believed and used, has power to bring emotional health to people. Now in Telling Each Other the Truth, he demonstrates that truth can also heal relationships. Truth heals the hurts between people as well as the hurts inside them.
Developing principles that bring health and strength to interpersonal relationships, Dr. Backus provides the reader with:
Insight for speaking the truth in love rather than accusation and defensiveness.
Methods to avoid manipulating.
The freedom to say no.
Keys to listening to what others are saying.
Skills to help wrap the truth in love.
Training in social conversation truth seasoned with salt.
What a difference it makes when we know what to say, how to say it, and when the time is right.
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How to Speak the Truth in Love
This practical guide will be invaluable in every relationship of life--especially those that don't come easy. Putting into practice the time-tested principles within this book will enable you to interact effectively with family, friends, co-workers, and other important people in your life. Learn how to:
· restore the respect needed for healing damaged relationships
· foster better listening skills
· overcome the tendency to manipulate others in conversation
· avoid the destructive effects of accusation and defensiveness
Discover the difference it makes when you know what to say, how to say it, and when to speak the truth in love--the art of true communication. You'll love the life-changing freedom that comes from telling each other the truth.
William Backus was founder of the Center for Christian Psychological Services, a licensed consulting psychologist, and an ordained minister. Other books he has written include Telling Yourself the Truth and What Your Counselor Never Told You. Dr. Backus passed away in June 2005.
Dr. William Backus offers practical help and training to those who want to learn effective and loving interpersonal communication. "It seemed to me," Backus said, "that many people were talking to one another without much concern for the truth and love in what they were saying, and thus weakening the power of communication in the home, the Church, and other communities.
He received a B.A. and a Bachelor of Divinity degree at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. After receiving the degree of Master of Sacred Theology, he was called to serve as pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, St. Louis. In 1956, he began serving a Lutheran Parish in Pleasant Hill, California.
In 1963, Backus was awarded the generous Wheat Ridge Scholarship for psychological studies, and in 1969 received the Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
After five years on the staff of Hennepin County General Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he directed a program of training for clergymen of the area, Backus founded the Center for Christian Psychological Services.
Dr. Backus has conducted follow-up studies of his clients that show a 95% improvement rate, compared to a 67% success rate for other methods of therapy. The difference, Dr. Backus says, is "discovering our misbelief and replacing it with truth."
In addition, he serves as an assistant pastor on the staff of North Heights Lutheran Church, Roseville, Minnesota, where he has founded and directed a lay-staffed free counseling clinic.
Dr. Backus has authored several books, including Telling Yourself the Truth and Why Do I Do What I Don't Want to Do? with Marie Chapian, Telling the Truth to Troubled People, and Finding the Freedom of Self-Control. His latest book, Untwisting Twisted Relationships, offers help to those who would like to mend relationships that have been damaged or broken.
Backus lives with his wife, Candy, in Minnesota. The four Backus children have established homes in various parts of the midwest.size : 5.2 x 8
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Book Description Bethany House Publishers, 1985. Paperback. Condition: New. Trade Paperback. Seller Inventory # DADAX0871238527
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