Good Relationships Need God, Communication, Love, And Forgiveness!

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Each of us has a need to love and be loved, which we find in relationships that need to love and be loved is one of our basic needs in life other than water, food, and shelter. I have discovered that good relationships are a blessing from God; there needs to be a sense of giving and taking, a kind of teamwork. All relationships take time, energy, commitment, and patients. I have experienced many relationships in my life, and I thank God for them all, even those that did not turn out well, because they taught me something about myself. I have learned that we can not change others, but we can change how we look at others and react to them. The only person we can change is ourselves. As the Lord has taught us to do, we need love and patience with others.  ~ Bill Greguska


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:





Specific Relationship Resource Links:

Accountability Partner Love Or Lust
Better Marriage Love Your Enemies
Building Healthy Relationships Marriage Relationship
Communication Marriage Tips
Dating Peer Pressure
Dating Advice Personal Inventory
Divorce Prevent Divorce
Falling In Love Relationship With Jesus
Friends Can Help Relationships
Friendships Romantic Relationships
Get To Know Others Sex
Healing From Divorce Sex Is Not A Sport
Healthy Friendships Sex Outside Marriage
How To Be Kind? Talk With Someone
How To Forgive? Understand Others
Improve Your Marriage What Is Love?
Love Wisdom In Relationships


First Thing – Ask Yourself These Questions:

  1. Have you ever wondered why the American divorce rate has skyrocketed?
  2. Does it upset you that hundreds of thousands of people abuse drugs and alcohol?
  3. Do you believe that sin has anything to do with the above three questions? Plus all the murder robberies and all the 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. 


Helpful Links

  1. If you are married, stay married and encourage others to do the same.
  2. Get help for any addiction you or someone you love has.
  3. Are you encouraging others who are in your life?
  4. Are you sharing your faith in God with others?
  5. Learn more about following Jesus Christ and living your life to please Him.
  6. Forgive one another freely.
  7. Love one another because God commands us to do so.
  8. Get counseling or an accountability partner.
  9. Ask questions and get answers.
  10. Find a good church to attend.



Relationships! God Loves You And Me!

Love God and love others!

Love is more than just saying words; it shows respect to God and others with our words and deeds!

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!





Insightful Questions:

Relationships are hard. Yes, they can bring out the best in us and the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness, our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of attachment.
1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you want as a dinner guest?
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?
4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
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?
13. What would you want to know if a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future, or anything else?
14. Is there something you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
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?
19. If you knew that you would die suddenly in one year, would you change anything about how you are now living? Why?
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?
25. Make three factual “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling _____.”
26. Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share _____.”
27. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be vital for them to know.
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.
Mandy Len Catron (with minor editing)




Good Relationships Are Worth Your Effort!

Relationships take time and energy!

People are people, and sometimes it can be hard to get along in relationships. Be at peace with others the best you can!






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