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Effective Relationships Blk A Toni Morgan
Chapter 5 Oct 17 2016
Les and Leslie talk about how friendships fail either due to neglect, change or betrayal. Some friends just aren’t meant to be in every season of your life but some are there. But you don’t have to leave that friendship in bad terms or just stagnant. Being able to bring clarity as to why or what happened and forgiveness to an old friendship is a good thing to do. Knowing what you bring to your friendships like care and time or to be honest you don’t put much into them is good to know because then you get to ask why your friendships fail. And then you look at what you are looking for in a friend and can bring that up in conversation.
Most of my friendships have ended because of change, - moving schools, programs, churches and things like that. I like what they said about how change brings a different capacity of how much you can attend to your friendships. Where I have had a small change and can bring a lot but if my friend had a big change and I’m hurt that she can’t spend that much time on our friendships, I have to recognize and respect this but I also have to just ask her for time that she may have. I fully had a good friend come to me and tell me she didn’t want to be friends with me because I was doing the church internship at our church and she didn’t want me changing and making new friends. I wish that in those times that I recognized her insecurities and actually spend more time with her when she really need it but I was stunned and kind of hurt that she didn’t want the best for me. But the really cool thing about this friendship is that 3 years later she messages me and she is now at the same school, we have yet to hang out but it’s on my to-do-list!
I think friendships or even relationships with people are worth the pain, we all need someone and we are all messy with our own things in life. Why not walk it out together and be for each other! Its worth mending relationships even if you don’t intend to keep that relationship going but to resolve hurts on either end, you might not have a problem but the other person might need that mending.