Relationships can be beautiful when two parties work together and are on the same page. I have heard people say, “I want to be with someone who has the same interests as me.” Yet, most of these relationships fail. I have also heard people say, “Opposites attract.” Yet, most of these relationships fail as well. I feel that it just takes two people simply working together…not with other people….but together. Together means “two” and not “three, four, five and six” other people in your business. Unless the third person is GOD. Working together means putting GOD as the Head and keeping Him there. Relationships have lost their most important and active ingredient and that is “Praying Together.” Today, you have one mate who wants to ridicule another mate for being “so religious” just because talking about God makes him/her happy, reading the Bible gives them hope and anything pertaining to God sets their soul on fire. WHO WOULDN’T WANT THAT IN THESE TIMES? Where true religion lives, so does faithfulness, honesty and love. Then there is the case of one mate being a bit weaker than the other. If you are in a relationship with this kind of person, did you ever think that maybe you were designed to be that “special source” of helping your mate gain the strength he/she needs? The point in this case is that EVERYONE, some time or another, have their weak spots in life. If you don’t then maybe you are just not human. Be that person’s support. Encourage them in the CHRISTIAN way. You have some people who stomp on top of their mates head with pressure! Some people aren’t built to take that kind of stuff! None of us can depict the true effects of what another person has gone through, what they have seen, or what the cause of their actions are. But if you have decided to be in a relationship with this person, then I suggest you pray and ask God to assist you in helping the person persevere the RIGHT way. Just as there is physical abuse, there is also verbal abuse. Remember that. Then there is the case of one partner wanting to hidden all of the time….no social media…REALLY?? Who is blind to that? If your partner trips about you posting pics of the two of you on social media perhaps it’s time to pack your love in that area and unpack your love in the arms of someone who would love to be seen on social media and out in public with you! Acting a fool about that is totally childish and uncalled for! We are not in kindergarten! If a mate pulls that type of stunt, then do know that there just may be a third person in your relationship and unfortunately it is not GOD! Then there is the case of one partner constantly finding flaws with another mate. Well, guess who really has the issues??? Well, it’s not the person who is being picked on….it’s the flaw-finding partner! You can’t work things out if you are constantly picking out flaws in your mate. When you this, you have no time to focus on their good qualities. It’s wrong and unjust. These are just some of the things that are on my mind today because these cases are very similar to me. If you have something you want to share, please do so because I am on one today and I am simply fed up!!!!! You just can’t be good to folks anymore. Your good is always…always viewed as BAD in the eyes of those who can’t see goodness! Pray and ask God for the wisdom of guidance with these types of relationships. -S.L.M.