Cover of: The blessing | Gary Smalley

About the Book

Because our parents are so important to us during our formative years, we especially crave their blessing and are hurt if we don't feel we have it. But this lack can also be felt between brothers and sisters or husbands and wives, or even within a church. To help address these needs, Gary Smalley and John Trent have written this important study of an easily overlooked but powerfully effective concept for families and professional counselors. - Jacket flap.

Table of Contents

In search of the blessing
The blessing : yesterday and today
The first element of the blessing : meaningful touch
The second element of the blessing : spoken words
The third element of the blessing : expressing high value
The fourth element of the blessing : picturing a special future
The fifth element of the blessing : an active commitment
Homes that withhold the blessing
Learning to live apart from the blessing
Giving the blessing to your spouse and friends
A church that gives the blessing
Giving the blessing to your parents
A final blessing
Appendix A : Evenings of blessing to apply with your loved ones
Appendix B : Sample blessings based on the scriptures

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 234-238.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
249
Library of Congress
BV4526.2 .S52 1986

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
238 p.
Number of pages
238
Dimensions
24 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2712329M
Internet Archive
blessing00smal
ISBN 10
0840730667
ISBN 13
9780840730664
LC Control Number
86005151
OCLC/WorldCat
13269776
Library Thing
281806
Goodreads
2090131
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