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Faith-Based Relationships

When first introduced to the scene of college, many of us question how we are going to make new friends and possibly meet our Hampton man or woman. What’s great is that many of us eventually do find that one group or one person that they choose to begin a relationship with. But there are always some that hold up better than others. The Relationships that remain truly genuine are so evident to the people around them. People should say “I want what they have”, a healthy flourishing relationship. So what’s the answer. What is it that separates that one relationship from the many unhealthy?

It’s constant prayer and growth in their faith. One of the most special things that I appreciate to this day is the love I have for my friends back home. Although I only get to see them a few times a year, they always let me know that they are praying for me. They always ensure that if I ever need anything, that I turn to the Lord for guidance. Your relationship with God is vital to your Christian walk, but your dating life, the health of your marriage, and your family relationships also reflect on your personal walk with the Lord.

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Proverbs 13:20

But also don’t be discouraged if you are going through a phase where you feel as though you are losing friends and it seems like you’ll never find that one person you see yourself spending the rest of your life with. God is preparing you for something greater. He is removing negative space around you to preserve you and guide you along His path. Your surroundings should be an atmosphere of light, encouragement, and constant growth.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10: 24-25

Making God a priority in your relationships and every area of your life is the key to having an abundant life.

Jasmine Kromah is a second year, strategic communications student from Charlotte, NC. She currently attends Hampton University.
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