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 needed for strong relationships 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. The self-explanatory leader’s notes in the back give detailed directions for leading an individual or a small group through the Christian study of relationships.
The gospel is all about reconciled relationships first with God, then with one another. But living out the core Christian values 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.