the state of being connected or
the way in which two or more people or things are connected*
Father. Mother. Child. Daughter. Son. Sister. Brother.
Aunt. Uncle. Cousin. Niece. Nephew. Grandparents.
Husband. Wife. Friend. Loved one. Neighbor. Enemy.
Employer. Employee. Colleague. Teacher. Pupil.
Co-passenger. Passersby. Stranger. You.
In how many ways are we related?
In how many ways are we connected?
Marriage. Family. Friendship. Community. Neighborhood. City. A people. Countries.
This haven, which is filled with relationship quotes, explores the many threads that make up the fabric of our relationships.
Affection. Love. Care. Conflict. Apology. Trust. Hope. Communication. Forgiveness. Failure. Faithfulness. Loneliness. Commitment. Responsibility. Freedom. Giving. Receiving. Letting go.
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“Next, I saw under the sun something else that was pointless:
There are people who are utterly alone,
with no companions, not even a child or a sibling.
Yet they work hard without end, never satisfied with their wealth.
So for whom am I working so hard and depriving myself of enjoyment?... ”
Ecclesiastes 4: 7-9 Common English Bible
“The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it,
to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and
never persist in trying to set people right.”
- Hannah Whitall Smith
Need some relational glue? Try forgiveness...
“Many people are reluctant to show mercy because they don’t understand the
difference between trust and forgiveness.
Forgiveness is letting go of the past.
Trust has to do with future behaviour.”
- Rick Warren
“Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear
with yours. Be patient and understanding.
Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.”
- Phillips Brooks
“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past.
A healed memory is not a deleted memory.
Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember.
We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”
- Lewis B. Smedes
“Forgiveness brings freedom:
freedom from being controlled by the past,
freedom from the emotional ties to the offender,
freedom from the continual inner conflicts of bitterness and hate,
freedom to become whole and enjoy the fullness of life.”
- Jeanette Vought
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“As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another.”
Proverbs 27: 17 Today's New International Version
“They are rich who have true friends.”
- Thomas Fuller
What would life be without friends?
Most of us can't imagine our lives without them!
To celebrate the beautiful gift of friendship, check out this haven.
The best gift you can give is yourself...
“Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid.”
- Albert Schweitzer
“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.”
- Albert Schweitzer
“Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on the same side.”
- Zig Ziglar
How about trust, love, commitment, apology, forgiveness, and hope quotes?
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* Oxford Dictionaries