A cultural assumption that affects our relationships is the assumption that relationships should make us happy.
It’s the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.
There’s relationships, some for reasons, some for seasons, and some for lifetimes.
Submitting means having a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility, and carrying a burden.
What if we honored people in our lives as if they never did wrong?
If you want change in your relationship, you can’t change what they’re gonna do. The one thing I can change, is me.
What if God intended relationships to make us Holy, not to make us happy?
You’re be more successful in your relationships when you’re coming from a place of fulfillment not for fulfillment.
You cannot expect a relationship to make you whole.
Life does not begin with marriage. It begins with salvation.
Transferring unmet needs of your past to a spouse will end in pain.
Dating is for the purpose of marriage.
Your dating experiences should bring honor to God, family, your testimony, and your date’s testimony.
Dating is a time to be real not to impress.
Ways to find purity: awareness, advancement, accountability, availability
Place guardrails in your dating relationships.
You must be led by your spirit in dating, not your body and soul.
Find accountability to support holiness in your relationships.
The thing that hinders us from giving unconditional love is pride.
Book: The Good Fight
The absence of conflict does not equal health.
The difference between a marriage that grows happier and one that grows more miserable is not whether they fight but how they fight.
Arguments where one partner or the other becomes defensive or stubborn or withdraw a are particularly destructive.
The essence of a bad fight boiled down to a single ingredient: pride.
If pride can get the devil kicked out of heaven, pride can get you kicked out of bed.
Good fighters fight for a win-win.
Fore more cooperation:
Good fighters own their piece of the pie.
For more ownership:
Tips on how to say “I’m sorry.”
Good fighters steer clear of belittling.
For more respect:
Good fighters step into each other’s shoes.
For more empathy:
Pride prevents you from your promise.
More leaders lose their way on donkey missions than on purpose missions.