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:
- Whenever there is a gap between what I expect and what I experience I choose to fill it with trust.
- Whenever I hear someone else filling the gap with suspicion, I will come to your defense.
- Whenever what I experience begins to erode trust, I will come to you first.
✓ Establish Open
- Be Available
- Be Attentive
- Be Aware
- Be Affectionate
- Be Appreciative
- 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 .