Change and Your Relationships: Study Guide with Leader's Notes (Relationship: A Mess Worth Making)
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About: Change and Your Relationships.
Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp skillfully help individuals and small groups identify the deeper issues that keep relationships less than they are designed to be. They give practical direction on how to resolve conflicts, have difficult conversations, grant forgiveness, overlook weaknesses, celebrate strengths, and grow casual relationships into deep friendships. Based on principles from the book, Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, this new addition to CCEF s curriculum series focuses on the basic character qualities that can only be formed by knowing and applying the gospel of grace.
The curriculum provides twelve lessons, activities, homework discussion, and Make It Real life applications. This self-explanatory leader s notes in the back give detailed directions for leading an individual or a small group through the study.
The gospel is all about reconciled relationships first with God, then with one another. But living out the gospel by genuinely loving and living at peace with one another can be hard, sometimes painful, often messy work. In this study guide, Tim and Paul help us confront the messiness of relationships head on and find the joy and life and hope that comes from really knowing and being known by others.
The gospel is all about reconciled relationships—first with God, then with one another. But living out the gospel by genuinely loving and living at peace with one another can be hard, sometimes painful, often messy work. In this study guide, Tim and Paul help us confront the messiness of relationships head on—and find the joy and life and hope that comes from really knowing and being known by others.
-Bob Lepine, Cohost, FamilyLife Today
Paul Tripp and Tim Lane have taken what was already incredibly profound, biblical, and helpful teaching in Relationships: A Mess Worth Making and have “put legs on it.” This practical guide is going to deeply and positively affect the church and our call to walk together. I “rise up and call them blessed.”
- Steve Brown, President of Key Life Network, Inc.; Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary; author of What Was I Thinking? Things I’ve Learned Since I Knew It All
I am a stereotypical man: I think that I can figure things out on my own, and I loathe looking at the instruction booklet that comes with any new purchase. But I do like maps. I like to see where I’m at and where I’m going and the best way to get there. This study material is not an instruction booklet; it is a road map—a road map that can change your life. My wife testifies that it has been life-changing in our marriage. I’ll let you guess which life has been most changed.
-Jack Delk, Pastor for Covenant Member Care, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN
About the Authors
Timothy S. Lane, MDiv, DMin, is a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) since 1991 with 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry, counseling, teaching, and executive leadership. He is the author of several minibooks, books, and small group resources. Tim is also adjunct professor of practical theology at several seminaries, including Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He speaks internationally, consults with churches and writes about the importance of pastoral care.
Paul David Tripp, MDiv, DMin, is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas. An internationally known speaker, Paul is the author of many articles, books, and small group resources, as well as a counselor with over twenty-five years of experience. He has been married for many years to Luella, and they have four grown children.