Susanna Robar Ministries - Dwelling Safe in Christ our Lord . . . Psalm 91:1
Relationships: Friend or Foe?
 
Sometimes the line between a secure relationship and a dangerous relationship becomes blurred by past events, enabling the offensive treatment of people in situations where the abusive behavior may not be easily 
recognized or identified by the victim.
Secure Relationships
are:
 
Mutually Motivated
 
They are Observed as:
 
Complimentary: Praiseworthy
 
Reciprocal: Give-and-Take
 
Open: Honest
 
They Make the Other Person Feel:
 
Good
       
Encouraged
 
Built-up
 
Glad and Joyful
 
Confident and Assured
Dangerous Relationships are:
 
Power Motivated
 
They are Observed as:
 
Demeaning: Degrading
 
One-sided: Controlling
 
Invading: Isolating
 
They Make the Other Person Feel:
 
Bad
 
Discouraged
 
Torn-down
 
Sad and Angry
 
    Powerless and Helpless          
Becoming aware of how any conduct is seen
will give a clue to the real differences:
 
  • How does it make the other person feel? 
 
  • What is the outcome of the conduct?
 
The answers to these questions will help us to be
able to determine the differences between friend and foe.
 
 
Ephesians 4:29
 
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth,
but what is good for necessary edification,
that it may impart grace to the hearers.
 
 
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