letsloveothers

Love one another as Jesus has loved us.

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If you haven’t seen The Way, Way Back, you really should. It’s one of those movies that’s both entertaining and thought provoking. Depicting a myriad of relationships, one is reminded how important and difficult authentic, transparent relationships are.

 

 

Go into any bookstore and peruse the self-improvement section. There you will find a 101836_galmultitude of books claiming that you too can have happy, healthy relationships if you will follow a few simple rules. And yet, despite the abundance of relational advice, relationships are more fractured than ever.

Whether a marital, a dating, a friendship, a family or a parental relationship there are common variables that lead to unfulfilling or failed relationships.

  • A lack of commitment— one person feels an unfair amount of responsibility to maintain the relationship
  • 101835_galArguing that doesn’t lead to resolution
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Inability to allow and appreciate the personality differences of one another
  • Lack of trust

 

As I left the movie theater, a thought screamed at me. “If you settle—continually make concessions in order to maintain a relationship, a part of you dies. And like a rotten potato, eventually everyone you touch also begins to die.”

I vowed then and there I’d no longer stink up my relationships with compromise. What you see is what you get. Take it or leave it.

The Way, Way Back

Be a VOICE shouting in the darkness. Lets love others!

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