The Journey of Preparation to Singleness, Marriage & Intimacy With God
Day 58: THE CORRELATION BETWEEN SELF-ESTEEM AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS
Today's Lesson: To have romantic happiness you must stop the cycle of relationship sabotage, by building up your self-esteem.
Today I unplugged from social media, my phone and work. I decided to go so a beautiful park to relax and read a book. The book I was reading was called “The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem”, by Nathaniel Branden. It so far is an excellent read. I was surprised to learn the correlation between self-esteem and intimate relationships.
Excerpt “The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem”
“It is not difficult to see the importance of self-esteem to success in the arena of intimate relationships. There is no greater barrier to romantic happiness than the fear that I am undeserving of love and that my destiny is to be hurt. Such fears give birth to self-fulfilling prophecies.”
When referring to relationship sabotage, this can be consciously (knowingly) or subconsciously (unknowing). The success of your relationships on the journey of singleness, marriage and intimacy with God depends on us have inner reflection to discover if the relationships we have had or are currently in have been affected by our level of self-esteem.
Do you see yourself as lovable, as one who is capable to give love. Do you believe you deserve to be loved and to be happy in love. What’s surprising is that many believers say they are, however their behaviors say otherwise.
What is going to be required of you and I, is to have the courage to tolerate happiness without self-sabotage, even if it feels uncomfortable.
Until tomorrow there's no limits to your self-esteem, so raise it up! Your relationships depend on it!
With Beautiful Love