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6 Ways to Take Your Relationships to the Next Level

1. Seek God

Any relationship that puts seeking God as a priority will find that it has an endurance and strength that is unmatched. In seeking God you will not only learn more about yourself but also how you can selflessly love the other person in a way that reflects the image and attributes of Jesus.

2. Be Honest

Honesty is key when it comes to any type of relationship. Whether it be with your parents, your spouse, your brother or sister, building a stronger relationship will depend on the level of honesty you are willing to expose. Sometimes this can be extremely tough for people, especially if they have a past they are ashamed of or failures they are too embarrassed to admit. The beauty of honesty is that it allows people an all-access pass to your feelings and emotions. When you allow someone into your life at this kind of level, the strength of your relationship will grow stronger than you ever could have imagined.

3. Show Forgiveness

This one is easier said than done. Forgiveness is one of those things that everyone talks about, but in reality few actually go through with. It’s one thing to tell someone you forgive them, but it’s a whole different ball-game when that person can truly act upon it. When you allow forgiveness to consume your relationships, you will soon come to see that resentment and grudges will have no place to infect them. Forgiveness and grace will help take your relationships to a level that cannot be matched. Grudges and grace don’t mix.

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Jarrid Wilson was a husband, pastor and author relentlessly sharing the love of Jesus. In September of 2019, Jarrid tragically passed away by suicide. He is survived by his wife, Juli, and his two sons, Finch and Denham. His larger than life personality, heart for all people and passion for telling others about the grace and love of Jesus was unmatched, and he is greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. We stand on the promise of Revelation 21:4 that reminds us that in heaven, there is no more sorrow, suffering or death. Hope gets the last word.