While skillfully identifying the deeper issues that keep relationships less than they are designed to be, Tim Lane and Paul Tripp show readers how to experience the other side of relationships as well. They convincingly testify of the power of God’s presence to bring believers to the place where: Conflicts actually get resolved;Tough conversations turn out positive; Forgiveness is granted and real love is expressed and shared; Casual relationships mature into deep friendships; Weaknesses are overlooked and strengths are applauded; and People are honest without being mean. A book about relationships, written within the context of their own friendship, Paul and Tim are straightforward about the relational disappointments that we all suffer. But they are also optimistic about the power of grace to redeem and restore our relationships. Even though relationships are messy, they are also what God uses to rescue us from ourselves.