Friday, October 12, 2018

The Seven Deadly Friendships: How to Heal When Painful Relationships Eat Away at Your Joy by Mary E. DeMuth

36610132The Seven Deadly Friendships: How to Heal When Painful Relationships Eat Away at Your Joy

Friends for a Season?

There's something wrong with your friendship, but you can't figure out why. Is everything in your head? Unfortunately, toxic friendships happen to everyone, but we seldom identify the underlying issues while we battle confusion or the friendship breaks up.

Maybe you're left bewildered in the friendship's wake, paralyzed to move forward.

After wading through several difficult friendships, Mary DeMuth reveals the seven different types of toxic relationships and empowers you to identify the messiest relationships causing you the greatest anguish.

Face the reality of your broken relationship, and unearth exactly what went wrong.
Discover why you may attract toxic people.
Heal from broken relational patterns so you can choose safer friends.
Evaluate when it's time to press into a friendship or let it go.
You'll gain a new relationship with Jesus as you trust him to be your confidant, healer, and life-giving friend.

My Thoughts:
The Seven Deadly Friendships is a very healthy and helpful book. At some point in life we all have friendships that aren’t necessarily healthy very us or we need to put strict boundaries on our time with certain people. Sometimes we aren't sure how to break away from friendships or we don't understand the influence these relationships have on us. 
Maybe you struggle with relationships and if so, this book is for you! I love that this author talks about friendships in the Christian world, which is so rare! She gives readers permission to talk about something that might be hurtful and hard, which vulnerability and transparency. I love it! Mary talks about friendships can be destructive and gives practical advice on how to handle friendships between having a balance approach. I love how practical and realistic this book is. This book is one that I am going to hang on to and can see that it will be helpful in the future. 

About the Author:
Mary E. DeMuthMary E. DeMuth loves to help readers turn their trials into triumphs. Her books include Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God (Harvest House, 2005), Building the Christian Family You Never Had (WaterBrook, 2006), Watching the Tree Limbs, Wishing on Dandelions (NavPress, 2006), and Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture (Harvest House 2007). A mother of three, Mary lives with her husband Patrick and their three children in Texas. She’ll have three novels and one memoir releasing through Harper Collins in the next two years. Look for Daisy Chain in December 2008 and Thin Places summer of 2009. You can learn more at 

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