The weekend after the Christian Heritage Conference…
…I did a series of five sessions on this topic at a student event. The conversations at that event really reminded me of this fact: Figuring out relationship basics is a major challenge for a lot of people in our time, especially young people. I was also reminded that the relationship challenges come in an infinite variety, just like people. There is no magic advice or instructions that will solve all relationships issues.
I’m convinced that the solution is to focus on the basics: The foundational principles that are true no matter what. If you understand those then you have a real head start on figuring out the details for your specific situation.
In this session at the Christian Heritage Conference I suggested that there is a foundational principle that relationships follow this formula: TVC/T+E = Great Relationships. Trust, Values, Commitment over Time and Experiences = Great Relationships.
Every good relationship is built on trust (often earned through transparency), similar values (often based on a shared vision), and commitment (often built through good communication).
When these things are built and tested over time and shared experience the result is great relationships.
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