“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4
Choose from the modules below and start your journey of learning more about relating to others! Each module listed below includes reading and study materials, a self-assessment or survey, and an opportunity to connect with one of our coaches for a deeper dive into the topic.
“Do You Speak Love?”: Understanding & Speaking the 5 Love Languages
From the authors of “The 5 Love Languages”:
Lasting relationships, like anything worthwhile, take intentional commitment over time. But when you’re just not on the same page, keeping your love alive can feel intimidating – or even impossible. In his #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages®, Dr. Gary Chapman presents a simple truth: relationships grow better when we understand each other. Everyone gives and receives love differently, but with a little insight into these differences, we can be confidently equipped to communicate love well. This is true for all forms of relationship – for married or dating couples, for children and teenagers, for friends and coworkers, for long-distance relationships, for those brand-new loves and for the romances that are older than the hills. No matter who you are, there’s a book for you. Explore the complete library of The 5 Love Languages® below and start growing closer today.
Step by Step Ministry encourages you to 1) take the love language assessment, 2) read the book, 3) speak with one of our coaches about the content, and 4) develop a plan of action for how you will apply what you’ve learned.
“Know Your Limits”: And the Limits of Those Around You
Ok, let’s be honest. Most of us have been in a situation where we’ve thought….why can’t ___ just mind his/her own business? Why is he/she always telling me what to do? And, if I share my feelings with this person, it’s only going to make matters worse! Does this sound familiar? Of course it does. We’ve all been there, and, maybe in some cases, we’ve been THAT person. Well….we have good news. Help is available in a book series called “Boundaries” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. These books have transformed marriages, families, organizations, and individuals around the world. With over 4 million copies sold, these bestselling books are widely considered the top choice to find answers to tough questions, such as:
- Can I set limits and still be a loving person?
- What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries?
- What do legitimate limits look like?
- Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider telling someone “no”?
What can I do when someone wants more time, love, energy, or money than I’m comfortable giving?
So, if this topic resonates with you, we recommend four things…. 1) take the Boundaries Quiz, 2) purchase and read the “Boundaries” book, 3) schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our coaches, and 4) formulate an action plan for developing healthy boundaries in your life.
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