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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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Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Despite the rapid growth in social media, many people are feeling more disconnected than ever before. An alarming number of people are profoundly lonely. How can this be? It seems that we have lost sight of how to connect with each other and develop meaningful relationships. Fr Philip Halfacre addresses this problem by explaining first that we were made for love and the implications of this truth. From there he describes the love that is friendship, the different levels of friendship, the ...more
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Jul 22, 2015 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
Jan 15, 2012 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.
Pawel Stankiewicz
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very good information o friendship, and with many examples that could be useful in teaching. Sometimes a little repetitive esp. with C.S. Lewis' idea of friendship. But very helpful, especially the sections for marriage and friendship with God.
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