You were made to be in relationship with God and others.
“It’s not good for man to be alone…” Genesis 2:18-25 MSG
BUT….. you cannot KNOW YOURSELF, BY YOURSELF. You need others to help you identify things in you. You need your friends, parents, counselors, coaches, teachers, pastors, etc….
We need others to help us know HOW to relate to others! Without their help, we run the risk of falling prey to deceiving ourselves, with false narratives of “self” running through our minds.
Relating to others in a healthy and loving way is one of the hardest things to master in life, and we need help!
Understanding that people are not your real enemy will help you love well. Applying the “Full Armor of God” principle everyday is key to having healthy relationships.
The discovery that not all relationships are lifetime relationships will keep you from experiencing frustration and heartache when they exit your life.
Implementing the "honor system"
The Pathway to Healthy Relationships will begin with:
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. – Proverbs 27:17 NLT