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Lasting Relationships
February 13, 2022

Lasting Relationships

February 13, 2022

Built to Last
Week 01: Lasting Relationships

In order for relationships to work, we must let the One who them them. 

(Jeremiah 6:16) This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” 

  Build on a Foundation of

Comes to building trust, I must choose to  and be . 

(1 Corinthians 13:4-7)Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

(Luke 6:31) Do to others as you would have them do to you.

3 Commitments for a lasting relationship:

  1. Whenever there is a gap between what I expect and what I experience I choose to fill it with trust.
  2. Whenever I hear someone else filling the gap with suspicion, I will come to your defense.
  3. Whenever what I experience begins to erode trust, I will come to you first. 

 

  Establish Open

Tools for Better Communication:

  1. Be Available
  2. Be Attentive 
  3. Be Aware
  4. Be Affectionate 
  5. Be Appreciative
  6. Be Aggressive 

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it’s taken place.” —George Bernard Shaw

  Create Healthy

(Proverbs 25:17) Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house — too much of you, and they will hate you. 

(John 2:24) But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people.

My boundaries reflect my health — how you respond to my boundaries reflects your health. 

(Proverbs 13:20) Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

(Matthew 6:3) But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

  Leave Room for

(Ephesians 4:32) Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

 

  Invite Jesus into it .

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