What is one of the most important questions to ask when you are starting a new relationship?
Here it is!
Why is this question so important?
Because a relationship can only grow to the emotional, skill level of the least connected spouse. Here is another way to say it: The least emotionally mature spouse sets the emotional ceiling for the relationship.
What happened in a home where a disconnected parent set the agenda?
These are the skills that were taught: Yelling. Ignoring. Silent treatment. Pretending. Name calling. Walking away. And, dismissing.
These are great disconnecting skills. Further, they guarantee a relationship will never grow deep.
When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.1 Cor 13:11 NASB
Father, Son and Holy Spirit you are all very connected. Please help me practice rich, deep connecting in my relationships. Amen.