The best-selling author of Personality Plus and Personality Plus for Parents now shows couples how to apply the personality principles that have made Florence so popular. Husbands and wives will understand why they act the way they do and how they can best respond to each other. Personality Plus for Couples gives husbands and wives: * a personality profile test to identify their personality types * the trademark characteristics of each personality type * ways to resolve hot conflicts that arise between spouses * what to expect if you marry someone of the same type, someone of the opposite type, or someone with a compatible personality type Littauer offers pages of stories and practical insight about how to approach each personality differently. When husbands and wives care enough to understand what makes the other tick, they can celebrate each other's individuality and build a marriage that lasts.
For 25 years, Florence Littauer's bestselling Personality Plus has been required reading for employees of major companies. Now, Personality Plus at Work takes things a step further and shows readers how to work successfully with anyone by paying attention to basic personality differences. It shows readers what happens when personalities are ignored, how each personality can lead, and how to combine different personalities to maintain a vital and harmonious workplace. Managers and leaders will especially appreciate the insights found in this book, but anyone who works with co-workers, whether in a paid or volunteer position, will discover how to harness the power of personality.
In this new edition of her classic book on human relationships author Florence Littauer draws from the experiences of the apostle Paul and her own demanding encounters to offer readers encouragement and practical advice to help smooth out thorny relationships. Readers will learn the secret to dealing with the four personality types: The Sanguine who wants attention and credit The Melancholy who longs for order and discipline The Choleric who appreciates action and obedience The Phlegmatic who loves peace and quiet Readers will learn how to help friends and family see themselves as others see them, and they’ll learn how to react to trying situations by becoming more aware of how they affect those around them.
Does turning forty or fifty cause you to feel depressed? Here's good news for you. Today can be the start of the best part of your life. God has something great planned for you at every age. Let yourself be open to making some changes in your life as you read about ways to have a better relationship with God, become a healthier person, discover your personality type, and learn ways to become a living legacy. Growing up, Esther was a strong-willed "Preacher's Kid" and although she became a Christian at an early age, a childhood tragedy and two unhappy marriages left her with anger and unforgiveness in her heart. After many years she finally surrendered control of her life to God and found the peace and joy she had always longed for. In this book she shares her story of how God healed her broken heart, mended her shattered dreams and gave her hope for the future. She hopes her story will touch your hearts and inspire you to let God do the same for you.
Most people know the story Jesus told of the prodigal son—the child who demanded his inheritance and then threw it away on wild living. But there were two sons in the story: the older son watched events unfold and told his father, “I stayed with you all these years and you never threw a party for me!” Those who grew up in a family with a prodigal understand that cry. Sue Thompson shares her own story of struggle and hope in The Prodigal Brother. She offers ways to heal the ache of feeling second place in a parent’s affections and attention, and writes with sensitivity about forgiving a wayward brother or sister without excusing the behavior. Anyone who’s ever been “the good kid” will find empathy and encouragement to unload the emotional baggage of growing up with a prodigal in the family. Many of us grew up in families where one of our siblings was the favorite child—either because that one did everything right in his parents’ eyes or because he was so needy. Whichever the case, Sue Thompson gives practical suggestions from her own life experiences. Whether you are the good one or the neglected one, you will find fresh insight in this eye-opening book. Florence Littauer Author of Personality Plus and Silver Boxes In the all-important arena of interpersonal relationships . . . Sue's book is at the top of my all-time list. It is that good, and it is that important. Ralph Harris, LifeCourse Ministries Author of Better Off Than You Think
As we struggle to survive and thrive in a culture that connects more through social media than personal contact, To Clean or Not to Clean: Is That Your Question? offers practical tips on how to use modern tools to help us enjoy our friends, family, and homes as we grow in faith with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Are you confused or overwhelmed with all the parenting strategies out there? As a parent, are you feeling defeated and discouraged? Would you like a simple, powerful, life-changing perspective on parenting? In A Compass to Parenting, author Lydia Weatherly provides a Christian-based perspective about your role as a parent. In this guide, the author shares her experiences as a Christian parent, using personal stories and anecdotes to illustrate how you too can raise your children with wisdom and love. A Compass to Parenting helps you see your purpose in parenting; shows you practical ways to nurture, love, and instruct your child; and demonstrates how to become the parent your child needs. A Compass to Parenting communicates that parenting is more than changing your childs attitude and behavior; parenting is becoming the person God desires you to be. This guide provides encouragement, insight, and the tools to parent passionately and purposefully. It is filled with ways to influence your childs attitude and behavior, while preserving and promoting a close, loving relationship to help you experience joy and fulfillment in parenting.
Why do so many adults today struggle trying to fit in when it comes to their careers and relationships? Why do so many of us think we do not measure up? Measure up to what and according to whose expectations? Could these feelings stem from childhood? Could parents inadvertently be instilling these thoughts in our children, due to some unwritten rule of what is normal or traditional? Jesus’ life portrays an excellent example of accepting oneself and others as unique children of God created for a purpose. This book will encourage parents of children who have struggled with “fitting in” to embrace their uniqueness and trust Christ instead of the world.
This is a book of permission slips but not for scout hikes or eighth-grade field trips. These give you permission to own the thoughts and feelings that you may already secretly harbor but never knew you were even allowed to consider. You may already have had rebellious thoughts about other people's expectations of you, but quickly squelched them in order not to disappoint. You may have imagined that God might be quite different from what was taught in your home and your culture, but never felt comfortable expressing your beliefs. Get Out of the Box and Discover Your Life is a liberating look at ideas that could open up the excitement of discovery in your life even if your society's rules have blocked you from entertaining these ideas until now. Learn how you can help save Earth and its people from ongoing deterioration by changing your own energy field. This can be done only if you can remove the mental shackles that your tribal rules have fettered you with.
What if the purpose of living is to fulfill a vision or dream we brought with us into this life? Any parent or person working with children knows that each child, when nurtured and encouraged, develops according to his or her unique temperament and abilities. Nurture Your Child's Gift asks us to see our children's unique gifts and shows us how we can encourage their dreams. Nurture Your Child's Gift: Describes recent mind/body advances from medicine, sports, psychology, and education and shows how to apply them directly to developing children's self-esteem, empowerment, and wholeness Provides holistic applications of breathing, music, creative problem solving, self-dialogue, affirmation, and imagery Includes self-reflection exercises that enable parents to nurture their own gifts as they work to encourage their children's
Tough Kids, Cool Counseling offers creative techniques for overcoming resistance, fostering constructive therapy relationships, and generating opportunities for client change and growth. This edition includes a new chapter on resistance busters and updated and fresh ideas for establishing rapport, carrying out informal assessments, improving negative moods, modifying maladaptive behaviors, and educating parents. Suicide assessment, medication referrals, and therapy termination are also discussed. John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan clearly enjoy working with kids—no matter how tough—and their infectious spirit and proven techniques will help you bring renewed energy into the counseling process. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here: http://isgweb.counseling.org/ISGweb/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=72850 *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]
Too often we live our lives on automatic pilot. We make our choices at a subconscious level, and these choices are most often driven by negative or outdated values and beliefs of which we may not even be aware. Our minds drive us to live in the past. By living in the present, however, you can discover the real you and gain an understanding of the underlying elements that reinforce both your positive and negative behaviors. As you learn what values, beliefs, and behaviors are sabotaging your future, you can unlock the potential that is within. The power of living in the present can give you a greater self-awareness and empower you to have a greater level of self-regulation. It allows you to escape the land of status quo and move into your often hidden potential. Through a series of self-explorations and personality studies, as well as faith-based advice, this guide seeks to help you discover the real you. By taking these steps, you can stop living in the shadow of the past and start moving into your future.
A very comprehensive book explores the behavior science, history and background and comes with practical and applicable examples of using the principles of behavioral science based on DISC (Dominant-Influence-Steady-Compliant), the team’s role and the understanding of hidden motivators. This book is fully supported by The Founder of The Institute for Motivational Living, Inc., USA and has been recognized as a handbook for everyone who wants to learn behavioral science, DISC and all of its applications in career, family and life. It is an impressive and jam-packed book with all kinds of wisdom and practical applications for DISC and behavior science in daily life, the graphic design is so engaging and it appeals to everyone’s learning styles, you will be entertained by the graphics, not just words. Achieving success in career, family and life is not a difficult thing if we want to learn, through this book you will learn how by improving behavioral intelligence to achieve that success.
Emulating the format of Raising a Modern-Day Princess, authors Doreen Hanna and Karen Whiting seek to help parents and grandparents cultivate strong relationships and encourage the spiritual formation in their daughters using examples, Bible teaching on the fruit of the Spirit, and a variety of creative activities that are based on Galatians 5:22-23, the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control). By implementing the ideas in this book, mothers (as well as fathers) will be equipped to understand and guide their daughters through each step of becoming His “princess.” This will include perceiving a daughter’s unique personality and gifts, refining her character through training and discipline, and modeling the attributes of a daughter of the King. This book is a follow-up to both Raising a Modern-Day Knight (by Robert Lewis) and Raising a Modern-Day Princess by Pam Farrel and Doreen Hanna. While the latter book is aimed at parents of girls ages 12 and up, this book focuses on building the Christian character of younger girls.
A code for a free interactive Child Profile Assessment is included in the paperback edition only of this book (a $10 value). Complete the online assessment to receive an individualized report with parenting tips that align with your child's temperament type. In Growing Kids with Character, Hettie Brittz helps you identify your child’ s natural bent and how that affects your parenting journey. Hettie’s famous tree metaphors show ways to let kids excel at being who they naturally are. Learn how to: Cultivate your child’s unique way of encountering, following, and worshipping God Disciple and discipline based on your child’s very own blueprint Recognize your child’s strongest characteristics and apply that knowledge to everyday life Speak your child’s unique dialect (or “tree language”) to foster effective communication Help your child recognize and celebrate God’s individualized design for others Discover how to use kids’ God-given personalities to guide them on their spiritual journeys and firmly establish their identity and purpose in Christ. Find the joy of parenting by a child’s natural bent and God’s supernatural wisdom!