Relationship Indicators

  • Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC
  • Series: Dear Rosa

There are many indicators of friendship or family relationships going bad. Here are a few:
1. The goodness is gone.
2. There is an abundance of criticism.
3. It is all about the other person.

However, when things are not satisfactory in friendship or family, these same indicators in reverse offer hope:
1. The habit of goodness and prayer is coming back.
2. Criticism is being replaced with each person owning their part of difficulties and saying so.
3. People share interest and responsibility in and with each other.

It’s always good to look in the mirror to see if you are cultivating the former or the latter. Invite Jesus in to exactly where you are with what you see.