St Marks Congregational Church
Part 4 - Intentional Relationships
Locations & Times
  • St Marks Church PE
    447 Cape Rd, Westering, Port Elizabeth, 6025, South Africa
    Sunday 7:00 AM
Healthy relationships don’t happen by accident. The fantasy that if it was “true love” it wouldn’t require effort is very short lived and has an abrupt and unpleasant ending.

What are the most important relationships in my life?
Does my calendar reflect that reality?
What does God expect from me in those relationships?
Being intentional and planning my actions in my relationships does not minimize or detract from the value.

What do I need to do to intentionally invest in the people I love most?
VALUE: What is most important to me in this area? When my values are clear, my decisions are easier.
COST: What is the worst that can happen if I DO / DON’T DO ______? Magnify the cost to minimize the apathy.
PLAN: I will decide what I am going to do BEFORE I have to make the decision. “When faced with_____ I have decided to _____”
KEY: When my values are clear, my decisions are easier.
REMEMBER: To be intentional about our relationships, we have to be realistic about our expectations.

“Like” is a response.

Love is a choice, it is more than a feeling.
Do you know when it’s easier to love someone WITH their shortcomings? When you’re aware of your own.
REMEMBER: Love covers a multitude of sins.