Healthy Relationships

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31 NIV)

There are three problems that keep us from loving fully as God intended:

1. We’re all imperfect. There are no perfect relationships because there are no perfect people.

2. Sin disconnects us. Adam and Eve had the first broken relationship and disconnected themselves from God and from each other. We’ve been excusing ourselves and accusing the people we love ever since.

3. The more disconnected we are, the more fearful we become. We crave intimacy, but we fear vulnerability. We crave acceptance, but we fear rejection.

-Pastor Rick Warren

1 Corinthians 13:4-7: Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

I couldn’t tell you how many wrongs turns, how many situations that would come and go, or how many hearts that I have seen were broke or broken by the unhealthiness of the relationship. Most people are not quite sure where to lead or go, but based on my previous experiences, you need to turn to GOD. The Bible itself have so many outlets from when you’re down to when you’re at your highest point. God has truly been the major outlet in my relationship recently and I couldn’t stress that enough. Regardless of how the situation may look like or what the relationship is going through just know that your significant was placed into your life/path for a purpose. Like the saying goes, ‘A Blessing or a Lesson’.

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