Friends for a Season?
There's something wrong with your friendship, but you can't figure out why. Is everything in your head? Unfortunately, toxic friendships happen to everyone, but we seldom identify the underlying issues while we battle confusion or the friendship breaks up.
Maybe you're left bewildered in the friendship's wake, paralyzed to move forward.
After wading through several difficult friendships, Mary DeMuth reveals the seven different types of toxic relationships and empowers you to identify the messiest relationships causing you the greatest anguish.
You'll gain a new relationship with Jesus as you trust him to be your confidant, healer, and life-giving friend.
"Navigating friendships as women can be difficult and confusing.
Mary DeMuth has written an excellent guide—showing us how to avoid
'deadly' traits in others while recognizing less-than life-giving
traits in ourselves."
—Joanna Weaver, author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
"In The Seven Deadly Friendships, Mary DeMuth
puts words to the friendship grief we have all encountered. She
gives us space to work through our unique situations as we feel
seen and validated. If you want to be equipped to identify
destructive friendship patterns and gain life-giving practices you
can implement today, you need this book!"
—Melissa Spoelstra, speaker and author of Elijah
"In 30 years as a mental health practitioner, I've had the
privilege of working with patients who have struggled with and
suffered through relationships akin to those detailed in The Seven Deadly Friendships. Mary helps us identify those
toxic relationships and then points us to seven life-giving
practices to help us receive and extend healthy friendships."
—Dr. Michelle Bengtson, board certified clinical neuropsychologist, author of Hope Prevails
"With warmth and candor, Mary DeMuth writes about deadly
friendships in a life-giving way. Her 'hard-won wisdom' will
enlighten and encourage you to examine your own friendships.
Everyone can benefit from this compelling book filled with
scriptural truth and memorable stories that ultimately point to
Jesus and the path to healing."
—Judy Gordon Morrow, author of The Listening Heart
"The Seven Deadly Friendships is a great
addition to any counseling center's resource list. Our center will
be recommending it often. Mary DeMuth not only accurately
identifies numerous traits of difficult people but also gives
practical solutions to those who are struggling."
—Michelle Nietert, M.A., LPC-S, clinical director of Community Counseling Associates
"Vulnerably sharing her own experience and that of countless
others, Mary DeMuth points us toward finding and becoming healthy,
whole friends. Learn how you can break free from shallow and toxic
relationships, cultivating life-giving, joyful bonds
—Cherie Lowe, author of Your Money, Your Marriage
"Mary DeMuth is a gentle, wise and humane guide to navigating
those ruptures, healing wounds old and new, and confronting the
messed-up patterns that caused us to choose those friendships in
the first place. The Seven Deadly Friendships is
a bracingly truthful and deeply graceful journey into the past and
—Lorilee Craker, author of 15 books, including Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me
"Like a traveler who found her way out of a dark valley, Mary
DeMuth is a seasoned guide when it comes to navigating the rocky
terrain of unhealthy friendships. Each chapter of The
Seven Deadly Friendships is bursting with personality traits,
character sketches, and personal examples that provide a detailed
map of how to get out of the pit of friendship despair."
—Anna LeBaron, author of The Polygamist's Daughter
Mary DeMuth is a writer and speaker who loves to help
people live re-storied lives. Author of more than 30 books,
including parenting books, Southern fiction, and a memoir entitled
Thin Places, Mary speaks around the country and the world.
She is the wife of Patrick and the mom of three adult