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Seven Desires

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A deeper probe into relationships starts with our heart’s desires

At last, a “relationship book” that looks past what separates us to examine what connects us!

Dr. Mark and Debra Laaser go to the heart of the matter. Instead of focusing on how to sidestep or compensate for perceived differences, they dig deeper, to the core of our souls, to examine how the basic desires and
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Hardcover, 212 pages
Published October 2nd 2008 by Zondervan (first published October 1st 2008)
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Nile
Sep 11, 2012 Nile rated it liked it
Shelves: do-not-own
This book helped me look at the cause behind the problem, stating that the problem is never really the problem, but only a manifestation of a real problem that is expressing itself. They lay out a list of desires that they claim are universal to every person, man or woman, regardless of race, culture, or age.
The Seven Desires of Every Heart:
1. To be heard and understood
2. To be affirmed
3. To be blessed
4. To be safe
5. To be touched
6. To be chosen
7. To be included

pg. 94 “As many people grow up, th
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Nate
May 03, 2012 Nate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recovery
This book is deceptively simple. It is easy to read, and at first doesn't seem too ground-breaking. However, its concepts, when applied, especially in the context of a small group, allow for very productive and insightful revelations into how we relate to others based on family background, values, personality types, etc. It digs deep very succinctly.

Lots of concepts in here from 12-step recovery. Great book.
Missi
Jun 29, 2012 Missi rated it it was amazing
This is the best book I have ever read on explaining why adults do some of the crazy, destructive things they do, often based on a communication habit from childhood that left a key need unfulfilled. I highly recommend it to learn how to better communicate with your co-workers, friends, family and spouse. It will help you understand why people react negatively and how to counter-react productively. You will examine your own destructive communication habits and quickly learn how to change them.
Edie
May 03, 2010 Edie rated it liked it
At first I wasn't too impressed with this book. I found it didn't offer any earth shattering revelations. Though I wasn't expecting it to. But it still was insightful, and God used it in my life to reveal things to me. In fact, the authors mention that on the last page... that this book or any book isn't going to bring healing or understanding. It comes from going to God and His working in our lives. Seems like a good basic book to understanding the needs of every human though.
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“Why Do We Have Expectations? An expectation is simply an unexpressed need or hope. You have expectations because you are born with needs and desires. In a perfect world, you would not need to ask for anything as a child; loving adults would have taken care of it all. In our imperfect world, your hopes to have all that you need and desire are dashed—and you are left to figure out how you will acquire them in a healthy way. From this place, you begin to develop expectations that other people will be able to help out in your life to give you what you need.” 0 likes
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