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PRODUCT TITLE TRUE COMPANIONS - A BOOK FOR EVERYONE ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT SEE US THROUGH
ISBN NUMBER 9780830847686
CATEGORY TYPE RELATIONSHIP
AUTHOR/EDITOR KELLY FLANAGAN
PUBLISHER IVP - USA
PRODUCT Type. Books
Summary FOREWORD BY IAN MORGAN CRON
FORMAT HARDCOVER WITH JACKET
SELLING PRICE $35.50*
*price before member's discount

DESCRIPTION

FOR STUDY GUIDE, CLICK HERE.
 
When we quit sabotaging intimacy in our relationships by demanding unconditional love, we discover something much greater — the deeply satisfying, transformational love that is companionship.
 
In these pages psychologist Kelly Flanagan shows how each of us has within ourselves, exactly the way we are, the gifts that are needed to cultivate the life-long relationships we are longing for, whether it is within marriage or friendship. He shows us how self-knowledge leads the way to growing in love for both God and others. He shows us how understanding our own loneliness can help us relieve the pressure on our companions. And he shows us how understanding our own psychological and emotional defenses can help us to make the choice to love more vulnerably.
 
More than a marriage book, this is a companionship book. Anyone — from single young adults to elderly married couples, from the divorced to the widowed, from siblings to friends — can benefit from the wisdom it uncovers about what it means to be human and to be true companions.
 
Groups, couples, and individuals can use the companion study guide for five sessions on how to show up in your most important relationships.
 
 
REVIEWS
 
"Though we often do whatever it takes to avoid feelings of loneliness, in these pages Dr. Kelly Flanagan invites readers to do something else — make friends with our loneliness, attend to it, and even welcome loneliness as a gift. Flanagan is a guide for the isolated soul, showing us that our agonizing longings for deep companionship are actually graces—signposts pointing us toward deeper connection, love, and holiness. And along the way, we discover this gentlest of miracles: we are, none of us, truly alone."
— Aubrey Sampson, church planter and author of The Louder Song: Listening for Hope in the Midst of Lament
 
 
"In True Companions, Kelly Flanagan grapples with the joys and risks of genuine connection. With sincerity, wisdom, and deft storytelling, Flanagan dares readers to become more human. In an increasingly inhumane world, his is a dare worth taking."
— Katherine Willis Pershey, author of Very Married: Field Notes on Love and Fidelity
 
 
"I know this book will touch many lives. Kelly Flanagan has harvested the rich rewards of true companionship from the everyday struggles of doing real life together — a gift to every couple and every kind of companion everywhere."
 
— Bob Goff, author of Love Does and Dream Big