Be Careful What You Name The People That God Brings
Genesis 2:23 – She shall be called Woman,
Genesis 3:20 – And Adam called his wife’s name Eve
Don’t be so quick to mislabel people. We often label people something before they have proven worthy of that label. Notice that Adam named his wife Eve, not God! So we have the power.
Even what we call our children matters. What name are you attaching to your children?
Allow For Differences
“Different is not bad; different is just different.” – Dr. D’Ann Johnson
For One Relation To Be Healthy, It May Require Redefining Another
Genesis 2:24 – Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
From a marital standpoint, you have to leave:
Even in our parental relationships, we have to redefine relationships with our children as they become adults. And as we grow older, our parents are growing older; and many times we have to spend more time and attention on their needs.
“We are redefining relationships throughout the entirety of our lives.” – Dr. D’Ann Johnson
Relationships Require Transparency
Genesis 2:25 – And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
“Who are you today? And can we expect to see that same person tomorrow? – Pastor Billy Johnson
Transparency and truth are kin. You can’t have transparency without truth.