T d jakes advice on dating

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Six sample "Lessons from the Heart" from The Relationship Bible follow: 1. The art of relationships requires that a man who is very different from his woman finds common ground with her and vice versa.

We are meant to balance each other by attracting people whose strengths may be our weaknesses.

Work is a common culprit; put away your cell phone and set boundaries that allow you to be attuned to your partner. Be sure carve out time that allows for you and your partner to connect one-on-one without the prospect for interruption.

We cannot truly and fully experience the depths of love without being willing to dive into the realm of vulnerability. As Timothy Keller says, “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial.” Why would we shortchange ourselves in one of the most profound and important areas of life?

Relationships become problematic when one partner refuses to acknowledge the moments where they've failed.

Apologizing for mistakes does wonders to increase your humility and make your significant other feel valued.

Anyone who is in a successful relationship has mastered these two words: “I’m sorry.” Disagreeing, making mistakes and working through challenges are not only normal, but healthy.

You can move ahead and conserve your strength for things that count, things you can change, things you can control. When you see yourself as valuable enough to deserve love and attention from the other person, you form a boundary that you will not compromise.

Often in relationships, we feel as if we are walking a tightrope with a chasm of failure looming below. There are positive steps we can take to strengthen our relationships and keep them from sinking. Showing up means being fully present when you are with your significant other.

What are some temptations that rob us from being enaged with our partner?

The cross is one of the world's most visibly recognized icons with its vertically pointing element representing this quintessential union between God and man.

It is the intersecting horizontal plane symbolizing the day-to-day relationships among humans that especially benefit from the guidance found in the "Inspired Word of God." After 35 years in ministry and 30 years of marriage to Serita Jakes, Bishop T. Jakes has outlined key life lessons learned from these two great institutions.

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