RELATIONSHIP PRINCIPLES OF JESUS can be read individually or studied together as a church through a "40 Days of Love" campaign. LOVE POWERED PARENTING covers these principles especially for parents!
Based on a study of the life and the teaching of Jesus, these are the six principles that are explored in the books. These are not the only principles that Jesus taught, yet they certainly are at the center of stronger relationships for every one of us.
Relationship Principle #1: Place the Highest Value on Relationships
Jesus answered, "The most important command is this: 'Listen, people of Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.' The second command is this: 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.' There are no commands more important than these." Mark 12:29-31 (NCV)
Relationship Principle #2: Love as Jesus Loves You
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34 (NIV)
Relationship Principle #3: Communicate from the Heart
For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. Matthew 12:34
Relationship Principle #4: As You Judge, You Will Be Judged
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Matthew 7:1 (NIV)
Relationship Principle #5: The Greatest Are the Servants
The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matthew 23:11-12 (NIV)
Relationship Principle #6: Treat Others as You Want Them to Treat You
Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 (NIV)