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A Foundation of Friendship for a Lasting Relationship

We have begun a series entitled relationship reboot that’s all about refreshing our relationships so that we can create lasting marriages and families.  This series also has a lot to do with other kinds of relationships that involve friends and family members.  Last week we talked about becoming mature and how growing emotionally and spiritually helps us become the kind of people who are able to have healthy relationships.  It begins with us and when we are growing emotionally and spiritually, we find that we have greater resources and insights that help us be a better friend or partner or spouse.  This week we are going to examine how building a friendship helps couples stay connected and build not just emotionally but also physical intimacy.  The Bible speaks often about a one flesh relationship.  What does that even mean? 
There is a story in the beginning of the Bible that tells about how God created the first human.God noted that it was not good for the man to be alone.Instead of…

Becoming Mature: More Than Adulting

11 He gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.12 His purpose was to equip God’s people for the work of serving and building up the body of Christ13 until we all reach the unity of faith and knowledge of God’s Son. God’s goal is for us to become mature adults—to be fully grown, measured by the standard of the fullness of Christ.
14 As a result, we aren’t supposed to be infants any longer who can be tossed and blown around by every wind that comes from teaching with deceitful scheming and the tricks people play to deliberately mislead others.15 Instead, by speaking the truth with love, let’s grow in every way into Christ,16 who is the head. The whole body grows from him, as it is joined and held together by all the supporting ligaments. The body makes itself grow in that it builds itself up with love as each one does its part.
We are beginning a new series entitled relationship reboot.This series is for anyone who needs to revitalize or reboot th…