Interpersonal Relationships Bibliography
Beausay, William. The People Skills of Jesus. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers,1997.
Bolton, Robert. People Skills. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979.
Carter, Les and Jim Underwood. The Significance Principle. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1998.
Condrill, Jo and Bennie Bough. 101 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills Instantly. _______: Goalminds, 1999.
Egan, Gerard. The Skilled Helper. Boston: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1998.
Ellin, Jeanne. Listening Helpfully. _______: Souvenir Press Ltd., 1995.
Galvin, Kathleen. Listening By Doing: Developing Effective Listening Skills. Chicago: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Co., 1985.
Helgesen, Marc and Steven Brown. Active Listening: Introducing Skills for Understanding. Greand Rapids: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995.
Helgesen, Marc and Steven Brown. Active Listening: Building Skills for Understanding. Greand Rapids: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994.
Kruis, John. Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling 2ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1994.
Olen, Dale. Communicating: Speaking and Listening to End Misunderstanding and Promote Friendship. Germantown: Jods Communications Ltd., 1993.
Links To IPR Sites On The Web
Improving Your Listening Skills
Parents Can Model Good Listening Skills
The Secrets to Listening Well
Building the Relationship
Interpersonal Relationships Necessary for Professional and Personal Success (If prompted for a password when acessing this site press "cancel" and you will be granted access.)
Journal of Healthy Communication
Interpersonal Communication (an interactive guide)
The Effect of Technology on Interpersonal Skills
The Christian Formation Institute
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!Check Out These Scriptures For Some Biblical Insight On Interpersonal Relationships!
(Scriptures will be quoted from the New Living Translation by Tyndale Publishers. This a easy reading translation that combines readability whit accuracy and authority.)
May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing unto you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer (Psalm 19:14)
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger. The wise person makes learning a joy; fools spout only foolishness. (Proverbs 15:1-2)
Haughtiness goes before distruction; humility precedes honor. What a shame, what folly, to give advice before listening to the facts! The human spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear it if the spirit is crushed? (Proverbs 18:12-14)
Don't just pretend that you love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring one another (Romans 12:9-10)
Live in harmony with each other. Don't try to act important, but enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don't think you know it all! (Romans 12:16)
So accept each other as Christ has accepted you; then God will be glorified. (Romans 15:7)
This makes for harmony among the members so that all of the members care for each other equally. If one part suffers all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all of the parts are glad. (I Corinthians 12:25-26)
For you, dear friends, have been called to live in freedom - not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: "Love your neighbor as your self." But if instead of showing love among yourselves you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another. (Galatians 5:13-15)
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. (I Thessalonians 5:11)
Dear friends, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. (James 1:19)
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results. (James 5:16)
(This is just a sample of the vast wealth of light scriptres can shead on the subject of interpersonal relationships! I would encourage you to seek out what the Bible has to say about this topic.)
An Introduction to Interpersonal Relationship Skills: Attending/ Following/ Reflecting