Who s Pushing Your Buttons

Our friends and today's culture will often advise us to abandon such relationships quickly--to end this unpleasant chapter and get on with our lives. Psychologist and author Dr. John Townsend disagrees.

Author: John Townsend

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

ISBN: 0785289216

Category: Family & Relationships

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The person who pushes your buttons is likely someone who matters to you--a spouse, a parent, a boss, a fellow church member. Almost always this difficult person is connected to you by blood, love, faith, or money, so you can't just end the relationship without causing pain and upheaval in your life. Our friends and today's culture will often advise us to abandon such relationships quickly--to end this unpleasant chapter and get on with our lives. Psychologist and author Dr. John Townsend disagrees. "Your button-pusher is not someone you would easily and casually leave. You are intertwined at many levels. It is worth the trouble to take a look at the ways the relationship you had, and want, can be revived and reborn."
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Who s Pushing Your Buttons

Handling the Difficult People in Your Life John Townsend. HIS. INVESTMENT. IN. YOUR. BUTTONPUSHER. As we have seen earlier, buttonpushers can be complicated people who create complicated relationships. Yet God shines the light of truth ...

Author: John Townsend

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418588281

Category: Religion

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Button-pushers come in all shapes and sizes, but they have one thing in common: Their behavior drives us crazy and makes us dream of ways to escape the mess we're in. The person who pushes your buttons is likely someone who matters to you – a spouse, a parent, a boss, a fellow church member. Almost always this difficult person is connected to you by blood, love, faith, or money, so you can't just end the relationship without causing pain and upheaval in your life. Our friends and today's culture will often advise us to abandon such relationships quickly – to end this unpleasant chapter and get on with our lives. Psychologist and author Dr. John Townsend disagrees, "Your button-pusher is not someone you would easily and casually leave. You are intertwined at many levels. It is worth the trouble to take a look at the ways the relationship you had, and want, can be revived and reborn." In this easy-to-read book he offers Expert insights to help you understand your own button-pusher Wise assistance in determining the nature of the problem Compassionate help in identifying your failed attempts to fix things A hope-filled vision for what can be and how to make it come true Rich resources to help you navigate the necessary changes
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Setting Boundaries with Difficult People

John Townsend, Who's Pushing Your Buttons? Handling the Difficult People in Your Life (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2004), 28. Allison Bottke, Setting Boundaries with YourAdult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling ...

Author: Allison Bottke

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736941341

Category: Religion

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Continuing her popular Setting Boundaries® series, Allison Bottke offer her distinctive “Six Steps to SANITY” to readers who must deal with difficult people. S…Stop your own negative behavior A…Assemble a support group N…Nip excuses in the bud I…Implement rules and boundaries T….Trust your instincts Y…Yield everything to God Whether it’s a spouse, in-law, boss, coworker, family member, neighbor, or friend, readers who have allowed others to overstep their boundaries will learn how these six steps can help them reset those boundaries and take back their life…for good. Setting Boundaries® with Difficult People is designed to inspire, empower, and equip readers with the tools to transform lives.
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Handling Difficult People

"Put an end to ineffective and unhealthy responses to the difficult people in your life"--Provided by publisher.

Author: John Townsend

Publisher: Integrity Pub

ISBN: 1591454778

Category: Psychology

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"Put an end to ineffective and unhealthy responses to the difficult people in your life"--Provided by publisher.
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Rescue Your Love Life

(Both of us have written books that deal extensively with this issue: see John's book, Who's Pushing Your Buttons? Handling the Difficult People in Your Life, and our book, Boundaries Face to Face: How to Have That Difficult ...

Author: Henry Cloud

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9780785289159

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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"Beginning with self-examination and setting realistic expectations, the authors explore how couples can nurture and master healthy communication, build trust, and enhance the romance in their marriage"--Provided by publisher.
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Unlocking Your Family Patterns

Leadership Beyond Reason: How Great Leaders Succeed by Harnessing the Power of their Values, Feelings, and Intuition. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2009. ... Who's Pushing Your Buttons: Handling the Difficult People in Your Life.

Author: David M. Carder

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575675244

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Revised and updated from the original, this honest and forthwright look at families of all shapes and sizes will help you down the path of healing (whether you know you need it or whether yo're just not sure). Unlocking Your Family Patterns combines decades worth of counseling wisdom and pastoral care insights into this one practical resource. Your past may hurt, and your family's patterns may have left emotional scars, but your future has not been laid in stone yet. There is hope for healing, there are lessons to learn, and there are paths toward family health. Using clinical, biblical and practical examples to help you uncover the patterns your family has lived in, this book might lead you toward the family u-turn you've been looking for.
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The Quick Reference Guide to Marriage Family Counseling

Dealing with the CrazyMakers in Your Life: Setting Boundaries on Unhealthy Relationships. Harvest House, 2007. Townsend, John. Who's Pushing Your Buttons? Handling the Difficult People in Your Life. Thomas Nelson, 2007. Vernick, Leslie.

Author: Dr. Tim Clinton

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441210946

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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We all know of families or marriages in crisis. When those suffering in such situations turn to us for help, where do we turn? The Quick-Reference Guide to Marriage and Family Counseling provides the answers. It is an A-Z guide for assisting people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations. Issues addressed by Clinton and Trent include affairs and adultery, communication in marriage, parenting, sibling rivalry, and many more. Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1) typical symptoms and patterns, 2) definitions and key thoughts, 3) questions to ask, 4) directions for the conversation, 5) action steps, 6) biblical insights, 7) prayer starters, and 8) recommended resources. About the series The Quick-Reference Guides are A-Z guides that assist people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations. Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1) typical symptoms and patterns, 2) definitions and key thoughts, 3) questions to ask, 4) directions for the conversation, 5) action steps, 6) biblical insights, 7) prayer starters, and 8) recommended resources.
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Real Leadership

... Control of Your Life (with Henry Cloud) Who's Pushing Your Button? Handling the Difficult People in Your Life Loving People: How to Love andBe Loved ABOUT THE AUTHORS GEORGE BARNA has filled executive rolesinpolitics, marketing,

Author: George Barna & Bill Dallas

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9788184951349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

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LEARN FROM 30 WORLD-CLASS LEADERS Real Leadership is the ultimate leadership conference in a single fascinating volume, with brand-new insights from an elite group of leaders as they dialogue, debate, and even disagree about the most important things every successful leader needs to know. George Barna and coauthor Bill Dallas invite you to imagine yourself backstage at a conference featuring 30 world-class leaders. As you join them in the greenroom, you’ll be privy to their provocative conversations on subjects including: — defining what makes someone a leader — knowing how to identify, communicate, and get commitment to vision — touchstones for leading effectively: what to look for and how to measure performance — earning and maintaining people’s trust — developing character traits that honor God, serve people, and empower self — establishing and retaining the moral authority to lead — knowing how power is derived and how to use it appropriately Listen in. Learn from the best. The way you view leadership will never be the same.
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Master Leaders

... How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life (with Henry Cloud) Who's Pushing Your Button? Handling the Difficult People in Your Life Loving People: How to Love and Be Loved ABOUT THE AUTHORS george barna has filled executive roles in ...

Author: George Barna

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414335278

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Imagine the chance to sit down with 30 of the world’s best-known and most-respected leaders as they share their secrets to success. That’s Master Leaders—the most valuable leadership book of the decade, now available in softcover. Based on personal interviews and conversations with “the greats” (including Ken Blanchard, Colleen Barrett, Ben Carson, Tony Dungy, Newt Gingrich, Seth Godin, Patrick Lencioni, and many others), Master Leaders offers 16 key distinctives that you need to know in order to be a successful leader. Coauthored by George Barna (Revolution) and Bill Dallas (Lessons from San Quentin), Master Leaders contains top-of-the-line insider information on leading wisely and well . . . from the people who know.
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Nine Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage

Becky Zerbe, “The List That Saved My Marriage,” Today's Christian Woman, September 2008, www. ... 8. John Townsend, Who's Pushing Your Buttons? Handling the Difficult People in Your Life (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007),

Author: Sheila Wray Gregoire

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9781601427090

Category: Religion

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Is what you believe about marriage getting in the way of a GREAT relationship? When you’ve put into practice all the usual advice, but your marriage still falls short of the intimacy and joy you want, what then? Are patience and perseverance your only hope for a better relationship? Author and speaker Sheila Wray Gregoire says, “Absolutely not!” The solution to a happier relationship is not found in being a more patient, more perfect wife, but in taking responsibility for what you can do—and especially for how you think about your marriage. She challenges you to replace pat Christian answers with nine biblical truths that will radically shift your perspective on your husband, your relationship, and your role in God’s design for marriage, including… · My Husband Can’t Make Me Mad · Being One Is More Important Than Being Right · Having Sex Is Not the Same as Making Love With humor and honesty, Sheila invites you to believe that God wants to bring oneness and intimacy to your marriage—and challenges you to partner with Him in that process by changing the way you think.
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