How Good Are You At Building Relationships?
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Matthew 7:4-5 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Building relationships are usually a team effort. A little give and take a little. Here are some encouraging scriptures about building relationships with others.
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- How do you feel inside when someone laughs at you?
- Describe what you think an ideal father would be like?
- Humbly tell how you felt proud of yourself for doing something nice for someone?
- Share your feelings about police officers?
- What would your reaction be if you saw a young 7-year-old girl being physically hurt by someone?
- Describe the first time you ever fell in love?
- Share the best advice you’ve ever remember receiving?
- What does the word freedom mean to you?
- What do you think most of your closest friends like about you?
- Is there something in common about what you like about all your closest friends?
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Get To Know Others By Sharing Yourself With Them!
- Describe your best friend with as many details as you need to us?
- What would you like to do to fulfill your life?
- If a stranger asked you for money for bus fare, would you give it to them, and why or why not?
- How does your faith or lack of confidence in God affect your life?
- How often do you feel sad, and why is that?
- What would be a reason that you would honk your horn while driving?
- What are three of your most favorite foods?
- Describe the qualities of the best teacher you’ve ever had?
- Under what circumstances would you even consider picking up a hitchhiker, and why?
- Describe how you look when you get angry?
Building Relationships And Getting To Know Others Can Be Fun!
- Say a joke or say something about jokes?
- What advice would you give a young person about how to live a good life?
- What was the most challenging thing you have ever said to someone you loved?
- When you are all alone, what do you usually like to do?
- Do you easily forgive others, or does it take a lot of effort?
- Share one of the happiest times of your life and who you were with?
- Talk about a time when someone did something surprisingly lovely for you?
- What is something you fear having to do?
- Share the names of two famous people you would like to have for your parents and why?
- What do you think that the luckiest people in the world are?
Initiate Your Questions While You Get To Know Others!
- Do you think that your friends say good things about you when you’re not around?
- Describe what qualities that an ideal mother would have in your mind?
- How do you feel about watching the news on TV with all the negative stories there are?
- If you were an animal, what would you like to be, where would you want to live, and why?
- What is your most favorite room in your entire house, and why?
- Do you have a favorite hobby? If so, what is it?
- What did you like best about grade school and high school?
- Why do you believe or not believe in God?
- Would you tell someone that their shoe was untied if you noticed it?
- Would you ever take something that did not belong to you?
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Often people like to talk about their faith with others, but be cautious not to make it into an argument or debate.
- Build relationships one at a time.
- Be friendly and make a connection.
- Ask people questions.
- Tell people about yourself.
- Go places and do things.
- Accept people the way they are.
- Assume other people want to form relationships, too.
- Overcome your fear of rejection.
- Invite people to get involved.
- Enjoy people.
Six Indicators That You Are A Good Friend.
- You can be counted on, even if you have not talked to them or seen them in a while. When times get tough, you are one of the first to help or console others.
- You are proud of your friends and support them, especially in times of difficulty or distress.
- You stand up for them when they have a problem, this doesn’t mean you fight their battles or beat up everyone, but if someone is talking bad about them or about someone you love, or if another person has wronged them, you are willing to stand up for them.
- Lift others up and listen and also speak to them if they need encouragement.
- Respect others and don’t make jokes at their expense or laugh at them.
- You forgive, and you accept sincere apologies and don’t make them beg you for forgiveness. You don’t hold grudges.
How To Be A Good Friend And Get To Know Others!
- Remember – Even if someone is smiling on the outside, they may be hurting on the inside.
- When you ask someone, “How are you? Honestly, take the time to listen to their response. See what is going on.
- Relationships take time and effort. Even if it’s a phone call, a card, meeting for coffee, or just an email or text saying I am thinking of you and praying for you today!
- That can mean the world to someone to know they are not alone in this world.
- Life can throw a lot of pain and punches in people’s lives, some of their decisions, some that were entirely out of their control.
- But either way, take time today to be a friend, that listening ear, a shoulder to lean on.
- God can use us to bring hope and be a blessing in people’s lives and one day. You may be the one on that receiving end. ~ Peg G
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