Relationship Goals – Part One

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:3-5

Have you ever done something that you thought was no big deal, but it ended up getting you in trouble, or ruining a day a long time after it happened?

I don’t think anyone ever acts selfishly or carelessly and thinks “I’m going to be dealing with this for years!” But the truth is, the decisions you make now in one way or another, will show up in your future. So the question we need to ask ourselves, is “what kind of future do I want to have?”

In this series, we will ask the questions: “What are your relationship goals, what do you want your current or your future relationships to look like?”

We typically don’t spend much time thinking about what a relationship is going to be like until after we have been in it for a while. It usually starts off with a text or a snap, maybe a few conversations, and then you’re “talking,” and the next thing you know you are in a relationship with someone, but you haven’t given any thought to what kind of relationship you want it to be.

Let’s slow things down, and take a look at what our goals actually are.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you currently have any Relationship Goals? If so, what are they?
  2. Have you ever seen or called a bad relationship before it even started? Explain.
  3. How would you define a healthy relationship?
  4. What do you want your future relationships to look like?

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