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Genuine Friendship

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Many people measure their happiness by the quality of their personal relationships. No one relates perfectly, and even those who relate well can see from time to time they need to improve. This book offers insights to help the reader to do precisely that. In all of our interpersonal relationships--especially in the family- we create an environment or a culture. Ideally, we ...more
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published 2008 by Midwest Theological Forum
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Joma Palana
Nov 24, 2015 Joma Palana rated it it was amazing
A book on friendship: friends, between married couples and with God. The message is that any friendship requires effort, which every one knows, but the author uses insights from philosophy and theology and pastoral experience to help draw learnings. The chapter on friendship between spouses can be very helpful, both for married people and also those preparing for marriage. Indeed, the author says that the best marriages are those between friends! And so married couples have to keep friendship ...more
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Jun 22, 2013 Steven rated it it was amazing
This book was an excellent (if slow) read. Msgr. Halfacre has many good things to say - some of which seem like common sense once he's explained it - and he puts terminology to often unexamined but common experience. For those seeking friendship, a healthy marriage, or a better spiritual life (or all of the above) then I highly recommend this book. It also lends itself well to discussion and philosophical consideration - he provides questions for growth and reflection at the end of every ...more
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Apr 09, 2012 Rico rated it really liked it
I benefited from reading this. At times it was dry and repetitive. This was probably because it is used as a textbook as well. I would recommend this to everyone. As a Catholic, I learned more about my faith and how it correalates with the idea of friendship. As a friend, I believe it strengthened my ability to be a friend. It also helped me see areas to work on as a husband and a friend.
I am very glad to have read it.
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“There has been a cultural shift in the way we communicate, and that, in turn, has had an effect on our relating. We have traded substance and depth for speed and convenience.” 3 likes
“A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter: he that has found one has found a treasure." (Sirach 6:14)” 2 likes
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