Everybody wants to be loved. To be celebrated and respected. To be known.
What if creating deeper, more meaningful relationships is easier than you think?
We want people in our lives we can trust, confide in, and turn to when life gets tough--people who not only appreciate our gifts, but who are also fully aware of our flaws and failures, yet want to be with us anyway.
The good news is that a deeper, more meaningful relationship with your spouse, friends, kids, coworkers--even God--is not only attainable, it's what you were made for!
In I'd Like You More If You Were More Like Me, bestselling author John Ortberg shows us how to overcome obstacles and create the kind of deep, meaningful relationships we all crave--with God and with others. You'll learn
how to recognize and respond to bids for connection
how to get past your fear of intimacy
how to sidestep common relationship pitfalls
how to make God an active part of your everyday life
Whether you're a man or a woman; whether you're the life of the party or a wallflower; whether you're a thinker or a feeler or a category not yet known to social science, you were made for connection.
I'd Like You More If You Were More like Me takes on one of life's most important questions: How can I get closer to God and other people?
We were created for deep connections. When people have deep connections, says John Ortberg, they win in life. When they don't have deep connections, they cannot win in life. I'd Like You More if You Were More like Me offers help in overcoming one of the biggest obstacles to making deep connections: the fact that we're so different. Different from God and different from each other.
The good news is that connectedness is not based on similarity, but on shared experiences. When one person invites another to share an experience, they're connected. It can be sharing a beautiful sunset or a meal, having a great conversation over cup of coffee, going for walk, or even teasing somebody. And when we share those same experiences with God, we get closer to him, too. God wants to connect with us--so much that he sent his son to live as a human being. God took on flesh and shared every human experience. So we don't have to wonder what a close relationship with God looks like anymore.
An intimate relationship with God and other people doesn't have to be a cliché, it can be a daily way of life.
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