by Frank Damazio

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Loving And Relating To Yourself (2 Of 5)
Series: Relationships Last A Lifetime
Frank Damazio

Introduction: We are building our relationship series on a solid foundation. What does Jesus say about relationships? What does the Bible say and what are Godly, proven principles that build and sustain relationships? The first message covered the first-priority relationship - love God first. Out of this flows the power of deep and healthy relationships. A healthy soul can love life and people in a healthy way. You must anchor your life to and with God, and you must love yourself. You must have a great relationship to and with yourself. No person is one-dimensional. Actually, there are three views of every individual: the view that God has of us, the opinions that others hold concerning us, and the perception we have of ourselves. Each of these views is quite important. The divine vantage point is always accurate. All other viewpoints are relatively accurate, even our own viewpoint of ourselves.

A young girl in the first grade loved wrestling with her dad. He would come home from a long day of work and play with his daughter, letting her feel like she was so strong that she could knock him down any time. She took that same confidence to the basketball court at school. Every recess, she played with the big kids from fourth and fifth grade, and came home from school with bruises all over her legs and arms. Her parents soon became concerned with all the bruises they kept seeing on her, that they went to her school and talked to the principle. "She's a big girl in a little body," said the principle. Then her parents understood that she felt invincible because her dad allowed her to believe she was stronger than he was. She believed she was strong, so she acted like it!



1. Relationships are multifaceted connections between people of all ages, in all places, for all of life, that bring fulfillment and enhance our destin ...

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