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This Single Sentence Could Revolutionize Every Relationship You Attempt to Build

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For all people, there is a hunger and thirst for not only relationships, but for healthy relationships that fill certain emotional, psychological, physical, or spiritual emptiness in their lives.

Dr. Les Parrott, co-author of “Healthy Me, Healthy Us”, takes viewers into his metaphorical relationships 101 classroom and discusses the baseline for healthy relationships on an episode of his and his wife’s show, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.

Because every person has a “compulsion for completion,” Dr. Parrott said, and because having healthy relationships is vital to becoming a healthy individual, it’s imperative to start with a biblical foundation that sets the stage for wholesome relationships.

In Ephesians 3, Paul lays out a trustworthy groundwork for believers to follow, containing three points Dr. Parrott encourages viewers to lock down in their daily lives and intimate relationships:

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  1. Profound Significance (Grounded in God’s love)
  2. Unswerving Authenticity (Confidence in God’s call despite the need to please people)
  3. Self-giving Love (Driven by empathy for others)

According to Dr. Parrott, 73% of self-talk is negative, but for people who know they are undeniably loved by the Creator, confidently stay on His path for their lives, and go the extra mile for those around them, they have discovered the core and heart behind Dr. Parrott’s following, revolutionary single sentence that has the power to form healthy relationships from the inside out:

“If you try to build intimacy with another person before you’ve done the difficult task of getting whole on your own, all your relationships become an attempt to complete yourself and they will fall flat.”

Although it’s necessary for people to come along side each other in their journeys to hope and healing, “relationships are only as healthy as you are,” Dr. Parrott said.

Instead of looking to others to fill a void, believers need to look inward at their flawed hearts and upward to Christ to make them whole first before healthy outward relationships can flourish.

Because “nobody can serve as a shortcut to your well-being,” Dr. Parrott says, only Jesus and His Word have the ability to turn brokenness into a beautiful story that can invite others to be a necessary part.

For a more in-depth view into the unending, yet grace-filled process of becoming whole and building nourishing relationships, click the video above.

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Dina Paoloni is an Ohio native and the youngest of four girls from a big Italian family. Before recently attaining a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University, Dina attended a two-year Bible institute where a growing passion for reaching others with the Gospel of Jesus through writing began. Her greatest joys include spending time with her niece and nephews, watching the sunset over Lake Erie with ice cream in hand, and getting the chance to encourage others with the love and grace Jesus pours into her life every day.
Dina Paoloni is an Ohio native and the youngest of four girls from a big Italian family. Before recently attaining a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University, Dina attended a two-year Bible institute where a growing passion for reaching others with the Gospel of Jesus through writing began. Her greatest joys include spending time with her niece and nephews, watching the sunset
over Lake Erie with ice cream in hand, and getting the chance to encourage others with the love and grace Jesus pours into her life every day.




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