7 Day Relationship Challenge- 5
Here are 7 of the top Christian principles can help your marriage or dating relationship.
5. Don’t Try to Turn Her/Him Into Your Minion
It is better to give than receive. When you get into a relationship to be served, you always want more and more. Eventually you burn the other person out or you become dissatisfied with him or her because they are not filling you like you want. When you try to make someone into your person minion, they might do it for awhile, but eventually they will grow to resent your selfishness.
In Acts 20:35, Paul said: "In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” The more you love in deed, the more you will feel the emotional love as well. Plus, most people, unless they are selfish or immature, will see how loving you are towards them and show their gratitude. If getting gratitude is your primary motivation, you will probably be disappointed a lot. But in general, the more you love someone, the more they will appreciate you.
And as well all know, it sure is nice to be appreciated. If no one is showing you gratitude, it could mean you are serving a very selfish crowd or person. But it also could mean you are not serving them very well.
Christian relationship advice: People know when you are just using them. If you want to be appreciated, give your significant other a reason to appreciate you.