The People Factor: How Building Great Relationships and Ending Bad Ones Unlocks Your God-Given Purpose is for everyone who wants to know what a good, healthy relationship looks like and how one can achieve one. It is also a book about how to end relationships that are bad for you and your health.
Most people find relationships baffling. There seems no rhyme or reason to why some relationships work and others just plain don’t last.
Van Moody, a prominent pastor, shows the reader some of these reasons and details about the intricacies and complexities of relationships. It would almost seem that some relationships are gifts from God, and because of this, God really does have a say as to who is good and bad for us. But it is up to realize if a relationship is good or bad and either continue with the relationship or end it.
There are several critical laws of relationships. Some of these are the law of being real, the law of mutual benefit, the law of agreement, the law of letting go, the law of selectivity, the law of sacrifice, the law of against secrets, the law of true value, loyalty, and constructive transition. When any of these laws are broken or go awry, relationships go through changes and sometimes they don’t work. When relationships go wrong, we sometimes have to make difficult decisions about what to do.
One of the hardest things to do is for us to honestly recognize who is in our life for the long term and who can’t be given the dynamics of the relationship. That section of Moody’s book was eye-opening for me. Also, the section on the essentials of great relationships made me stop in my tracks. I think it is time for me to take a healthy inventory of some of my significant relationships, and see if they are really healthy for me.
It takes a certain amount of honesty and openness with oneself. But it is much better to perhaps be alone than to be in an unhealthy relationship. I’m sure Moody’s book will have the same result for most readers.
Thank you Pastor Van Moody for such a wonderful and insightful book!Powered by Sidelines