Sunday, February 22, 2015

If...one day, I would commit myself:

--to prayerfully present the relationship to God on a daily basis.

---to be honest and open in all conversations regardless of difficulty

---to speak and act in kind, respectful ways at all times, even if in disagreement

--to be encouraging and supportive of personal endeavors within legal and spiritual parameters

--to be faithful and loyal at all times and in all aspects of the relationship

--to allow myself to be vulnerable so that intimacy in the relationship may grow

--to show appreciation for all things

--to be financially responsible and trustworthy

--to grant forgiveness when needed and seek forgiveness when needed

--to truly listen with intent of understanding any and all topics

--to not be judgmental or critical

--to be tolerant and understanding of changes that will inevitably take place throughout life

--to share in the laughter and joy during times of happiness and to share in the tears and comfort during times of sorrow

--to create an environment of peace and comfort

--to not take for granted the blessings of a shared, reciprocal relationship

--to be trustworthy and discrete on all levels (physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally and financially)

--to be an active participant in the experiences, adventures and challenges in life

--to commit to a lifetime of shared responsibilities and joy

--to enjoy having fun

--to trust, accept and submit to leadership choices made in accordance with Biblical standards

--to always view partner as a unique, loved, chosen child of God and treat one accordingly

--to make the relationship my top priority under my relationship with the Lord

--to place more importance on hopes than fears

--to be a "best friend" in conversation and activities

--to be a true partner in life physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually

--to invest time and energies to keep romance alive

--to enjoys sexuality and eagerly participate in such

--to treat all relationships that are important to my partner with thoughtfulness, respect and compassion

--to attempt new challenges and adventures

--to not depend solely on my partner to meet all needs

--to willingly do the necessary "work" to stay connected

--to be protective of the relationship

--to strive for spiritual, physical, emotional and mental fitness so that I can be the best me possible

--to stand by and stand up for partner when appropriate to do so

--to be supportive and respectful of healthy relationships outside of myself (recreationally, job-related, family)

--to realize that I am not perfect and am far above reproach

--to wholeheartedly attempt activities to be shared even if interests aren't identical

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