May 16, 2021

The Risk of Relying

Mind Your Heart
“The Risk of Relying”
Romans 12:3-5

How do we listen to our hearts without losing our minds?

“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus” –Philippians 2:5 (NIV)

Casual >>> Serious
Co-worker, Neighbor, Friend, Dating, Family, Married

Five Relationship Dynamics
Know, Trust, Rely, Commit, Touch
Ground rule: Never go further in one area than you have gone in the previous 

Two people mutually meeting each other’s needs

Rely on each other to meet relational needs 

Relational needs
Speak the truth in love – Ephesians 4:15-16, Prov. 27:5-6
Encourage one another – Hebrews 10:24, Prov. 27:17
I need you; you need me – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Sacrificing for others – John 15:12-13

Rely on each other to meet marital needsGenesis 1:31, 2:18-25

Women / Men
Conversation / Companionship
Honesty & Openness / Love & acceptance
Encouragement & affection / Admiration & affirmation
Spiritual intimacy / Spiritual intimacy
Emotional intimacy / Sexual intimacy  

Meeting your spouse’s love needs is one of the most important responsibilities you have in your marriage. 

Some people have missed the most important person to rely on — God 

“…to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” –John 1:12

Risk relying