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Relationship Goals: 4 Characteristics to Strive For

Let’s talk about what makes a relationship truly healthy and strong. Here are the top five characteristics of a healthy relationship, straight from the Bible:

  1. Emotional Intelligence.

Emotional intelligence is the ability to be aware of and manage your own emotions, as well as empathize with and interact with others. It helps you navigate conflicts and challenges healthily and constructively.

Ultimately, it helps you to understand your partner more and relate with kindness instead of cruelty in the event of weaknesses.

According to Journal of Family Psychology, Couples with high emotional intelligence have a 50% lower chance of divorce

Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools” (Ecclesiastes 7:9)

2. Keep Talking.

Communication is everything! Lovers are never muted. They keep talking, they have learned to disagree without being disagreeable and to be sweethearts regardless of opinions. 

Couples who communicate effectively have a 70% higher chance of resolving conflicts successfully.

Gloria Copeland said “Communication is the lifeblood of any relationship. Without it, the relationship will die.”

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone” (Colossians 4:6)

3. Compromise and Flexibility.

Rigidity is the hallmark of fools. Listen to your partner. You are not a statue. Don´t be a dried fish, be fresh all the time and be malleable within a scriptural context.

No one gets their way all the time. Learn to compromise and be flexible in your relationship, finding solutions that work for both partners.

Oretha Hagin said, “Compromise is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength and maturity.”

Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment (Romans 12:3)

4. Trust and Honesty 

Trust is the glue that binds friends together and the thread that weaves lovers into a beautiful partnership. 

Trust and honesty are essential in building a strong and healthy relationship. Be truthful and transparent in your interactions, and work to establish and maintain trust.

Don’t break trust continually, or else you have nothing to show for it after a while!

Kenneth Copeland said “Trust is the foundation of any relationship. Without trust, you have nothing.”

Trust will keep your relationship and marriage on track! 

Pro 11:3 (MSG) The integrity of the honest keeps them on track; the deviousness of crooks brings them to ruin.


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