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How to Become a 'Safe' Person to Others

April 22, 2018 Pastor: Jim Swaney Series: The DNA of Good Relationships

Scripture: Romans 12:10

The DNA Of Good Relationships                                                             
April 22, Part 3: “How to Become a ‘Safe’ Person to Others”
Jim and Lisa Swaney

  • Life is all about Relationships: the rest is just details.
  • You are made to take responsibility for yourself.
  • The real problem in a relational conflict—the core problem—is really my
  • “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)
  • “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12 (NIV)

A safe relationship is one where no one feels attacked or belittled, and both feel loved and cared for. 

5 Steps to Safety in Relationships:

  1. Respect the wall
  2. Honor others “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”  Romans 12:10 (NLT)
  3. ­Suspend judgment “Why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye, when you have a log in your own?”   Matthew 7:3 (NLT)
  4. Value differences
  5. Be trustworthy

What is a sign that the relationship is becoming safe? 

When the other person o_______ up to you; when they t________ you enough to share their feelings with you.  Then good communication can flow freely.

 

 

 

 

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