Relationships

We have some sort of relation with individuals all around us - our family, coworkers, neighbors, friends, church family, and so on. With all the elements that each relationships brings into our lives, there is a need for help, growth, and encouragement. Explore the wealth of resources in relation to relationships in this theme.

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Supporting Others in Change


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Uncommon Humility


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Introversion & the Church Podcast


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Bitterness Podcast Episodes


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The Nature of Conflict Podcast


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Anger - What Do We Do With You?


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Generating Love for Others


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Validation Podcast Episode


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Discipleship Moments


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Caring for Aging Parents Podcast


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Appreciating Forbearance


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Core 8: Building Vulnerable Community Course


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Change & Transition Sunday School Lessons


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Forbearance Podcast Episode


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Mentored to Mentor


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Parenting Styles Podcast Episodes


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New Year Podcast Episode


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A Conversation Between The Generations Podcast Episodes


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People Pleasing


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Understanding Levels of Decisions


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Refining Through Relationships


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Supporting Those with Special Needs Podcast Episodes


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Restoration Attempts in Marriage


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Healthy Communication Principles


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Healthy Boundaries


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Influencing Skills


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Workplace Relationships - 7 Key Ideas


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Family Dynamics Podcast Episodes


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Godly Principles of Conduct in the Workplace


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Encouragement for the Caregiver


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Preparing for Mission Podcast Episodes


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The Stories We Tell Ourselves


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Understanding Family Dynamics


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Seasoned


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Redeeming Transitions


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Respecter of Persons Podcast Episodes


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Missionary Care Podcast Episodes


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Forgiveness: Part 1 - Biblical Principles


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Shedding Hurt Podcast Episodes


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Care Enough To Confront


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Identifying & Developing Spiritual Gifts


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Forgiving Ourselves and Moving On from the Past


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Why Breaking Bread? Podcast Episodes


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Celebrating Our Listenership Podcast Episodes


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Boundaries Podcast Episodes


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Redeeming Transitions Podcast Episodes


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Are You Intentional?


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Personalities and Social Styles


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Guidelines For Effective Listening


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Healthy Relationships In The Body of Christ


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Helping One Another After A Major Stressor


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Forgiveness Bible Study


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Forgiving As Christ Forgave


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Self-Examination Questions


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Basic Conflict Resolution Rules


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11 Rules For Respect & Open Communication In Relationships


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The Ten Laws Of Boundaries


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Boundaries In Male-Female Relationships


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Joseph: Rebuilding Trust


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Job Burnout


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Workplace Relationships - Personality Types


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Relationships Discussion Aids


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Overcoming Hurt


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Forgiveness: Part 2 - Practical Application


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Forgiveness: Part 3 - Some Misperceptions


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Forgiveness: Part 4 - What It Is


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Forgiveness: Part 5 - Justice


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Forgiveness: Part 6 - Steps to Reconciliation


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Rebuilding Trust In A Relationship


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Rebuilding Trust Podcast Episodes


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Healthy Relationships In The Body of Christ

Jesus taught us much in the way we should interact with each other. He encouraged us to love others as we love ourselves and also serve each other whole-heartedly. This article provides key thoughts regarding our relationships within the body of Christ.

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Community & Vulnerability

How is the Christian community unique in providing the connection we fundamentally need? In this episode of Breaking Bread, Arlan Miller and Isaac Funk elevate the community of Jesus.

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Sharing Negative Feedback | Speaking The Truth But In Love Webinar

In this webinar recording, Arlan Miller, Matt Kaufmann & Katie Miller consider skills needed for sharing negative feedback as well as some of the barriers that can get in the way. Watch the webinar recording to learn more about loving, understanding, receiving, empowering, and appealing to others through these hard conversations.

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Discipleship Moments

We encourage others to draw closer to Jesus while drawing closer to Jesus ourselves. Learn more as Matt, Arlan, and Katie discuss important themes and practical concepts around discipleship. Be encouraged through this series of short videos covering different moments of discipleship.

Boundaries

Perfection. A wonderful description of God, but elusive for us as human beings. As believers, we acknowledge the perfect holiness and righteousness of God and that He is without sin or error. It can be difficult to make sense of what perfection means for us, practically and personally, as we realize we are far from perfect. Additional resources on boundaries can be found here.

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Boundaries In Male-Female Relationships

This article helps us examine relationships we have with the opposite sex and encourages us to see the level of communication & boundaries with them. Read More
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The Ten Laws of Boundaries

This article provides principles for learning and applying healthy boundaries. Learn More

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Core 8: Building Vulnerable Community

This course intends to build a community that understands eight sources of pain and how to support healing in ourselves and others.

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Basic Counseling Skills

The course is designed to accommodate individuals working through the content at their own pace, but a group of people could also walk through and learn the content together.

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Lessons on Grief

Lessons on Grief provides community and discussion for those who have lost a loved one. Each of the eight lessons is centered on a theme often experienced by those who journey through grief. As a group walks through the content together, the content will facilitate a discussion to provide help, hope, and growth. These lessons are likely best-suited for participants who are still grieving but who are not necessarily in the initial phases of grief.

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Forgiveness Bible Study

This thought-provoking Bible study from InterVarsity Press has been adapted with permission by ACCFS. The study consists of eight lessons and can be done individually, in small groups, and congregationally. This study can be purchased from Apostolic Christian Book Store.

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Understanding Family Dynamics

As creator, God designed a world filled with dynamic relationship systems. We see them in creation, in the work place, and in organizations and groups to which we belong. A system is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole.” In essence, a relationship system can be a set of individual and unique parts working together or connected as whole. Read more in this article. Read More