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10 Characteristics of Healthy Relationships

9. Practice Forgiving and Dying.

Although there are consequences for Adam and Eve’s sin, God ultimately forgives them. He doesn’t rage at them with vengeful fury—kicking them out of the garden. He mercifully and graciously covers their nakedness with a sacrifice. In healthy relationships death occurs.

Do you practice forgiveness? In what ways are you dying for the health of your relationships? 

10. Love.

Finally, these characteristics are founded upon love. Without love, none of these characteristics would exist. Love is the fertile soil by which relationships bloom and blossom. Where there is no love, relationships will be dry and barren. 

If you find yourself struggling in a relationship, ask yourself, “Do I love him or her?”