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The Goal

Not perfection, Not Holiness. It's love—in relationships.

Gretchen Rubin writes, “Everyone from ancient philosophers to contemporary researchers agrees that the KEY to happiness is strong ties to other people. We need close, long-term relationships, we need to be able to confide in others, we need to belong, we need to give and receive support. Studies show that if you have five or more friends with whom to discuss an important matter you’re far more likely to describe yourself as very happy.”

Do you know anyone, who, on their deathbeds requested some time alone with their car, their stamp collection, or to hold their favourite shoes?

No, it always, or almost always, involves people—friends or family—that we seek out.

The goal is love in relationships.

They will know you are Christians by your love... Do the math, no love... even toward your enemies... you are not a Christian.

Do love, expect joy.

©2011, Dr Steven Bydeley, a man.

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Steven is the author of Fathered by God and with his wife Dianne, co-author of Dream Dreams and Dreams the Heal and Counsel. He has been a guest on the Miracle Channel, Trinity Television, and Crossroads Communication, and has taught internationally on various topics.

Without Prejudice. © 2023, Steven., house of bij de Leij., of man.