Good Relationships Need Love /Patience/And Forgiveness!
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Philippians 2:5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.
Are You Striving To Be In Healthy Relationships?
Here Are Some Helpful Links:
- Can you give me some Christian relationship advice?
- How does one handle conflict in a marriage (or any relationship)?
- Questions about Relationships?
- Things the Bible says about family problems?
- What does the Bible say about age differences in relationships?
Specific Relationship Resource Links:
First Thing – Ask Yourself These Questions:
- Have you ever wondered why the American divorce rate has skyrocketed?
- Does it upset you that hundreds of thousands of people abuse drugs and alcohol?
- Do you believe that sin has anything to do with the above three questions? Plus, all the murder, robberies, and other crimes committed daily?
How To Have A Healthy Relationship?
Be A Part Of The Solution By Being A Light In This Dark World:
- 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
- John 12:46 I have come into the world as a light so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
- Romans 7:19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.
- If you are married, stay married and encourage others to do the same.
- Get help for any addiction you or someone you love has.
- Are you encouraging others who are in your life?
- Are you sharing your faith in God with others?
- Learn more about following Jesus Christ and living your life to please Him.
- Forgive one another freely.
- Love one another because God commands us to do so.
- Get counseling or an accountability partner.
- Ask questions and get answers.
- Find a good church to attend.
Relationships! God Loves You And Me!
Living my life for over 60 years, a person like me has had the opportunity to be in many relationships since I was a young boy. We often run into many healthy relationships, some neutral and some very destructive ones (centered on alcohol and drugs), leading to many problems in my life. I refer to many types: family, friends, relatives, classmates, co-workers, and strangers.
Anyone you and I come into contact with could be someone you could have a friendship with. Would you consider yourself an “other person” oriented type of person or more of a “self-centered” type? If you are a “self-centered” person, maybe today is the day you look at that and try to change your ways.
12 Signs You’re In A Healthy Relationship!
2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?
3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you will say? Why?
5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?
6. If you could live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years, which would you want?
7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?
8. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.
9. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
10. If you could change anything about how you were raised, what would it be?
11. Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible.
12. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?
15. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?
16. What do you value most in a friendship?
17. What is your most treasured memory?
18. What is your most terrible memory?
20. What does friendship mean to you?
21. What roles do love and affection play in your life?
22. Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.
23. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?
24. How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?
26. Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share _____.”
28. Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time, saying things you might not say to someone you’ve just met.
29. Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life.
30. When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?
31. Tell your partner something that you like about them already.
32. What, if anything, is too serious about being joked about?
33. If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet?
34. Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to make a final dash to save any item safely. What would it be? Why?
35. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?
36. Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how they might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect on your feelings about the chosen issue.
Good Relationships Are Worth Your Effort!
- Understand that although we all have our strengths and weaknesses, God loves us despite our shortcomings and has a plan for our lives.
- Live your life to please and honor God; be humble and authentic in how you live.
- We all make mistakes, learn from them, get over them, and turn the page.
- Set healthy boundaries and respect the boundaries of others in the same way.
- Hold people and things in an open palm, meaning don’t hold on to them so tightly; let go and let God direct your life.
- If you are not willing to forgive others, your sins will not be forgiven by God either.
- Put more of your faith in God and less in yourself.
- Life here on earth is very short; eternity is forever, so live your life on earth with eternity in mind.
- Most importantly — love God with your whole heart, mind, and soul, and love your neighbor as you love yourself.
- We must love God and love and forgive others and ourselves!
Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Genesis 2:18 ESV
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
Genesis 2:24 ESV
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
1 Peter 4:8 ESV
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
Proverbs 17:17 ESV
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
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