Dropping Your Guard: The Value of Open Relationships

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Word Books, 1983 - Religion - 213 pages
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In a world of excessive and out-of-balance individualism, here is a book that builds a powerful case for people-with-people involvement. Many of us have learned that survival is easier when we hide our true selves. We feel safer when we hide our true selves. We feel safer when we can put up a mask that says "I'm tough" or "I'm holy" or "I'm always in control". The touble is that as we continue to hide behind our masks we become lonely and isolated, because we have created a distance between ourselves and those whose love and acceptance we really need.

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Charles R. Swindoll was born on October 18, 1935 in El Campo, Texas. After his duty in the Marine Corps, Swindoll entered the Dallas Theological Seminary and graduated with several honors including the Harry A. Ironside Award for Expository Preaching and the Faculty Award for Most Outstanding Graduate. Swindoll became a pastor in several churches across the United States, and later became president of the Dallas Theological Seminary in 1994. He has written over 60 books and booklets and was chief editor of The Living Insights Study Bible.

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