Relationships are like bridges in that they have to be built intentionally. They carry a lot of weight. A relationship can break down neglect, conflict, or from misunderstanding.
Is there a way to repair the breech, to rebuild the bridge, to restore the relationship?
The Bible tells us that the secret to great relationships, is humility. 1 Peter 5:5 says, “Clothe yourselves with humility toward on another” (NIV).
You’re not dressed for successful relationships until you’ve learned the quality of humility.
The cross shows that you are infinitely valuable but you are also deeply flawed. Humility is keeping those two things in balance. Humility is having a realistic evaluation of yourself. It is does not mean denying your strengths, but rather it’s being honest about your weaknesses.
Humility, essentially, is loving God and loving other people, thinking about God and thinking about other people more than yourself.
One of the reasons why so many relationships fall apart is because, frankly, many people are unwilling to do the serious difficult work that humility requires. There are five steps that you can take in humbly restoring a broken relationship.