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Did you know you are made for realtionships?


08 April 2021

Have you ever wondered why we care about relationships so much? If we are in fact image bearers of a Triune God (and we 100% are) this means that He has purposed for us to image Him. If we are purposed to image Him, this has to be relationally. . . if you are unsure of this, consider The Greatest Commandments. They focus on God,  love and others.

Here's what we know to be true:

  • God is love

    1 John 4:8
    New American Standard Bible 1995
    The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

  • Love cannot exist without others (Trinity Doctrine)

    Timothy 2:5

    New American Standard Bible 1995

    5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

    2 Peter 1:17

    New American Standard Bible 1995

    17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an [a]utterance as this was [b]made to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”—

    Titus 2:13

    New American Standard Bible 1995

    13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of [a]our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,

    Acts 5:3-4

    New American Standard Bible 1995

    3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land? 4 While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not [a]under your control? Why is it that you have [b]conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

    Luke 3:22

    New American Standard Bible 1995

    22 and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”

    John 14:26

    New American Standard Bible 1995

    26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

  • We are made in the image of God

    Genesis 1:26

    Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

    Genesis 1:27

    God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

  • Humans cannot survive without an emotional attachment
    Negative impact of solitary confinement
    Negative impact of neglect 

As a result of an emotional attachment being essential for our survival, if it is threatened, we will respond the same  way as a physical threat: Fight, Flight/Flee, Freeze. These are our instinctual survival responses to threats whether physical or emotional.  

Take heart, the best part about this information, is that it enables us to have a road map to connection as well as a game plan when we are disconnected. If you need relationship support or help rightly restoring connection in your relationships, request a Free Consultation!