Sustain Relationships! Part Six
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
There is no one answer to sustaining a successful relationship, but there are definitely some things that can help to sustain it. One of those things is the ability to be supportive in a relationship. People who are supportive are typically more content in their relationships and have better communication with their partners. Many things can go into being a supportive partner, but some of the most important include being accommodative, understanding, communicative, and helpful.
Being supportive can help a relationship last through tough times and improve the overall happiness of both partners. Being supportive is especially important when your partner is going through a tough time. It is your job to make them feel better when they are feeling down. This can be done by listening to them and offering words of encouragement. It is also important to stay positive, even when things are tough. Criticizing your partner will only make them feel worse, and it may ruin the relationship altogether.
Matthew 7:12 says, “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
Supportive relationships are important for a healthy and productive life. Proverbs 27:17 said, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” This means being there for your loved ones when they need you, listening to them, and helping them out when they need it. It can be difficult to be supportive always, but having strong relationships is worth it. People with strong and supportive relationships are typically happier and more successful than those without.
Ultimately, being supportive is a simple way to make your partner feel loved and appreciated. It shows that you care about their well-being and are willing to do whatever it takes to make the relationship work. By being supportive, individuals can improve the quality of their relationships and their own lives as well. Remember, it is important not to nag your partner. Nagging can lead to resentment and distance in the relationship. Instead, try giving compliments. Compliments show your partner that you appreciate them and are happy with the relationship. Proverbs 27:18 says, “Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored.”
1. Heavenly Father, I thank you for paying attention to my needs, prayers, and desires. I am thankful for your love and support throughout this journey of life.
2. 2nd Corinthians 12:9; Lord Jesus, release upon me your sufficient grace that will enable me to understand and accommodate my family, friends, spouse, and partner in the business in Jesus’ name.