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Empowerment & The Family Relationship
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In Part four of our series on a theological perspective to the family relationships, Dr. Thompson discusses the third pillar, empowerment. Too often in our relationships, one partner uses their power to shape or control the other partner. But in order for a relationship to grow, one must use their power to strengthen and support their partner, so both can be the best they can be.
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Relationship Management: Understanding Empowerment
Too often, people in relationships use their power over their partner to tear them up. But Dr. Thompson says the key to a lasting relationship is to use your power to build the other person up, so they can become all they can be.
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Relationship Management: Abusing Power
As we’ve previously discussed, relationships need to grow in order to flourish. And as we will learn, our ability to grow is directly tied to our ability to help others do the same. Then, learn why empowerment does not mean control, especially when it comes to dealing with your children.
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Relationship Management: Love in Action
In part three, Dr. Thompson discusses how we can pass empowerment onto our children through our interactions with our spouse. Also, why we must learn to recognize and embrace our flaws, even though others may try to exploit them, and why empowerment is simply love in action.
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Relationship Management: Power in the Family
Power is a commodity and is in a limited supply. Those who have the most commodities rule. However for parents, you need not use your power to control or shape your children; understanding is the better path. Then, why knowledge needs to be shaped by love.
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