Relationology: Examining the Elements of Great Relationships

“God is love,” we’re told in 1 John 4:8. We believe that God created out of the overflow of Trinitarian love that eternally moves between Father, Son and Spirit. Love is at the deepest levels of being, at the “heart” of the nature and character of God. It is this love that forms and holds together the universe.

It’s no wonder, then, that creatures who have been created to reflect the image of this Creator, have such strong longings to be in great relationships with one another.

Great relationships, in all sorts of contexts (between friends, among family members, within a romance), all have some consistent elements that interact to make it beautiful. In this series, we’re going to study some of these elements and look into the connection between those elements and how they have their source in the love and character of God. We’ll examine:

  • The concept of Agape love – a selfless kind of love that loves regardless of the loveliness of the thing receiving the love (whoa!)
  • The beauty of Vulnerability
  • The importance of Boundaries
  • The critical lifestyle of Servanthood
  • The indispensable posture of Forgiveness

So, maybe you feel like relationships are a huge struggle and you’re always failing at them. This series is for you.

Or perhaps there are a couple of sticky relationships that never seem to thrive, but you so want them to. This series is for you.

Or maybe you have a husband, or some children, or a roomate who you would love to see sharpen their relationship skills. This series is for them! Bring them. (And it’s for you too!).

Possibly you, like all of us, could just use a tune up and reminder of what God’s love and design for relationships in all areas of our lives can be. This series is for you.

We hope to see you this Sunday at 9:30 or 11am!

Blessings,

Erik