Tag Archives: relationships

Added Value Relationships…

The more value two people add to their relationship, the more the relationship will improve. Of course, I am not suggesting that you continue forever adding value where the other party is not willing to do the same. But I do find in most cases the very action of deliberately adding value or investing in […]

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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS…

Building Better Relationships  Today I want to mention one word that will transform your relationships.  The word is appreciation.  Why should we express appreciation to other people?  The answer is because it raises their value.  That’s what the word means.  If you’ve ever bought a new home you know the meaning of the word appreciation.  […]

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The Keys to Building and Maintaining Relationships…Pt.1

The next few weeks I am going to address six things one can do to help build, maintain and restore relationships. But first I want to talk about one important quality that is the foundation for all the others. Some of you may be thinking the main key to building, maintaining and restoring relationships is… […]

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Bridge Building Relationships…

Perhaps you have been hurt or disappointed in some previous friendship or relationship. You may have even vowed that you would never allow yourself to become vulnerable so that you could not get hurt again. But to protect one’s self from hurt and disappointment is to limit yourself of the enjoyment and pleasure of many […]

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All You Need Is Love…

Shortly after the Beatles performed the world-wide telecast of their song, “All You Need is Love,” they broke up because they couldn’t get along. The songwriting team of Lennon/McCartney produced some of the most influential music of the twentieth century, but it was short lived because of pride, jealousy, and a disagreement about who was […]

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The Value of Relationships…

I wish I had a dollar for every time a pastor or church leader has commented to me, “I’m all for unity, but at what cost?” It always makes me smile. I know what he or she means—that agreement with each other is a good thing, but not the most important thing. I choose not […]

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Friendship and Freedom…

We are about friendship and freedom; friends in ministry who are free to be themselves. We have discovered that ministers desire to have fellowship with others who share similar responsibilities and experiences in their life and ministry. They are primarily looking for friends (relationships).  In a religious world where many are satisfied to merely relate to […]

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LEARNING HOW TO GET ALONG…Part 4

The Magnetic Optimist Have you ever noticed that you tend to move toward people who are cheerful? There’s something about a joyous person that draws people to him, much like metal to a magnet. Life is not happy for everyone. In fact, many people are discouraged most of the time. It isn’t that they want […]

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LEARNING HOW TO GET ALONG…Part 3

Here are some techniques and basic approaches that will pre-dispose people to respond favorably to you. The Plus of Appreciation Every person likes to be appreciated. People just appreciate being appreciated! We respond positively to those who encourage and compliment us. Perhaps you’re not getting along with others because you are usually concentrating on yourself […]

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LEARNING HOW TO GET ALONG…Part 2

If your answer to several of last weeks questions were negative there are steps you can take to improve.  You can take these needs to the Lord each day in prayer with an openness to grow and it will bring about terrific changes. We do have a tremendous resource in Christ as believers. The Bible […]

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