How would you define the relationships in your life? Connected? Disconnected? Physically present but emotionally disengaged? Toxic?
The state of our relationships matters much when it comes to the impact on our faith. That’s because God designed us to need one another. We’re not meant to go through life alone. So what will it take to figure out how to do life together well?
In this episode of the More to Be Podcast, Kalie and I jump back into the conversation that kicked off Season 4 and considers the biblical foundation for cultivating T.R.U.E. Connected Relationships. The acronym, T.R.U.E. is derived from a philosophy of natural horsemanship modified by my friend, Shelly, the founder of an equine-assisted therapy center. I’ve taken it a step further by considering the ways God wants us to cultivate relationships marked by Trust, Respect, Understanding, and Empathy. This episode is jam-packed with practical ideas for growing emotionally, spiritually, and relationally, not only for our own personal benefit but also for the sake of impacting others with the love of God in tangible ways.
In today’s society, we are struggling with true connection. – Kalie
We all want that sense of belonging, which comes from connecting with one another. – Elisa
We may be digitally connected, but we are often socially isolated. – Elisa
A counselor is like an archaeologist looking at the past to see how it’s impacting the present. A coach is like an architect helping you gain clarity around what you want to build moving forward.
It can’t be about what you’re getting out of the relationship. It has to be about what you’re giving. – Elisa Pulliam
God, I have to get real with you, before I seek to join you in your work. -Elisa
Let’s do life together to support one another. – Kalie
We have to grow vertically with God to grow horizontally with others. – Elisa
Integrity is what you do when no one is looking. – Elisa
Gossip is going to undermind trustworthiness. – Elisa
We are to become students of each other. – Elisa
To have T.R.U.E. Connected Relationships we need more margin space . . . less rushing, less scheduling, less agendas to fulfill. – Elisa
We demonstrate empathy when we’re willing to feel the feels. – Elisa
Empathy is not the same thing as sympathy, which is sorrow and the desire to fix it. -Elisa
There is something remarkable about being willing to join with God in His mission to love His people. – Kalie
- Romans 12
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