On Sunday night we kicked off our new sermon series about relationships at Access called “It’s Complicated.” We had a really great time talking about non-romantic relationships, specifically friendships, families and coworkers.
After the service I had a couple of people asking for the marks of a healthy relationship that I outlined, so I wanted to share that with anyone who is interested. These are my five marks of a healthy non-romantic relationship:
- A healthy relationship is well defined
- A healthy relationship is founded on reciprocity and respect
- A healthy relationship includes accountability without judgement
- A healthy relationship is one where we are genuine
- A healthy relationship contains love
Friendships are incredibly important in our lives. After all, John 15:13 says, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” I pray that you have this powerful love in your life.
This coming Sunday night we will be discussing romantic relationships and where God calls us in the midst of love, lust and bad pick-up lines. I really hope you will come join us as we discuss this together!
In the mean time I hope you are enjoying the Olympics as much as I am. It really is one of my favorite things.
GO TEAM USA!