Most of don't realize that the key to release ourselves is within our own hands.You can move ahead and conserve your strength for things that count, things you can change, things you can control. When you see yourself as valuable enough to deserve love and attention from the other person, you form a boundary that you will not compromise.
God is our Father and other Christians are our brothers and sisters in Christ. Our Father deeply loves and desires that we show love to each other, that is seek each other's highest spiritual good.
1 Jn.3: 1 says, "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God! " Gal.5: 13 says, “Rather serve one another in love.” Heb.10: 24 says, “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” God desires that we serve one another in love by giving of ourselves to help each other grow in Christ as fellow-believers.
Six sample "Lessons from the Heart" from The Relationship Bible follow: 1. The art of relationships requires that a man who is very different from his woman finds common ground with her and vice versa.
We are meant to balance each other by attracting people whose strengths may be our weaknesses.
Have the wisdom to see the importance of giving you all to your relationships today! A little self-esteem goes a long way in garnering the courage to ask and answer questions that reveal who you really are and what you really want.
Once you look realistically at who you really are and what you desire in a healthy relationship, you are ready to enter into the research that will lead to sound decisions.
Proverbs gives several characteristics of friends and friendships.
Prov.17: 17 says, “A friend loves at all times.” Prov.18: 24 says, “There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.” Prov.27: 6 says, “When a friend rebukes you, that rebuke can be trusted.” Prov.27: 9 says, “The pleasantness of having a friend springs from his earnest counsel.” Prov.27: 10 says, “Do not forsake your friend.” These verses bring out the fact that the Lord blesses friendship and encourages us to develop them.
Also, in our culture, through "dating" people will often find a life partner and marry.