Relationship Reset

Conflict Happens

“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians 3:13 (NLT) Every one of us makes mistakes. Sometimes we hurt others unintentionally. At times we are hurt by others. Things will happen that cause conflict between us. We can choose to…

Interests

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” Philippians 2:3-5 (NLT) It is easy to focus on ourselves or try to…

Thoughts

“Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.” Romans 8:5-6 (NLT) Many…

Log

“First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.” Matthew 7:5 (NLT) When there are issues in a relationship, it’s usually easy for us to identify what the other person should have done differently. If only they spent more…

Reverence

“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Ephesian 5:21 (NIV) The word submit or submission means to submit under the authority or power of someone else. We submit to the authorities every time we obey the speed limit. We submit to the laws of the U.S. every time we file our taxes (at…

Commandment

“This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.” John 15:12 (NLT) The Bible tells us to love others the way Jesus loved us. This is a passage we can easily read but not always as easy to live. Jesus loved us based on the overflow of the love…