We are all relational in nature. Growing up as children we wanted to play with other children, as teenagers we often want to “belong”, at work we want to be part of a team so that we can contribute our own quota. At church, we love the yearly barbecue event: we can relax and really get to know one another. It appears that relationships are part of our DNA.
Relationships can have a huge impact on how our lives are shaped, particularly close friendships and marriage. This passage in the bible, 1 Corinthians 15:33, “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” stresses the effect of friendships. In this case from a negative perspective. On the flip side, good friendships can strengthen and help us through difficult times. Proverbs 18:24b, states that “…there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” However, one relationship that can have the biggest impact on one’s life is the marriage relationship.
I’ll be doing a teaching series called “Relationships & Marriage” at CFT Bristol Church which will focus on pre-marital relationships, marriage and parent-children relationships. All from a biblical perspective.
Have a great month ahead.