The title of the book - Break-Through:
When to Give In, How to Push Back. The Moment that Changes Everything by
Tim Clinton and Pat Springle – gave
me high hopes for directives regarding Godly relationships.I wanted a checklist of “when to give in” and
clear instructions on “how to push back.”
Instead I had my eyes opened to my own relational flaws.Not so much a user manual as a case study on
relationships and behaviors.Going into
the read with the wrong mindset, I must say I was disappointed with the first
few chapters.The only examples were
extreme unhealthy relationships not found in my life – the over-bearing mother,
the abusive boyfriend, and the like.
About half way through the book, I realized that my
expectations were hampering my reading.I readjusted my mindset and almost immediately began to glean helpful
information from the book.Instead of
reading to “fix” others in my life, I became aware of damaging, albeit minor,
behaviors of which I am guilty.Examples
include being too passive when my husband asks for my opinion and being too
pushy when he doesn’t agree with my opinion.(What can I say – I’m an eclectic personality.)
While the writing style was a bit too clinical for my
preferences, it contains a lot of helpful information from which I think most
people could benefit.And benefit one of
you shall…I’ve been given an extra copy of the book to share with one lucky
bloggy friend (and get to selfishly keep my copy for myself)!
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Thanks to Worthy Publishing via Handlebar Marketing for
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away.Opinions expressed are my own.