Healthy relationships are everyone’s goal. No one wants to be unhappy. But in order to understand what makes a relationship healthy, we must learn the behaviors that
are part of healthy relationships. According to bible teacher and relationship expert Janice Hylton, your relationship should be based on love, equality, and mutual respect. But what does equality look like? In an equal relationship, everyone feels that they have the power to make decisions, express their opinions, share their feelings, and feel respected.
Healthy relationships comprise of:
Respect is the foundation of all healthy relationships. When you respect someone it means you care about them and treat them in a way that honors their needs, feelings, needs, and rights.
This is paramount in any relationship. Having a sense of trust is very important. Trust involves having confidence in someone or something.
According to relationship expert and biblical life coach Janice Hylton, communication is an integral part of any healthy relationship. Each person needs to be able to express themselves. Learning to communicate your needs, expectations, and boundaries are key skills.
In any relationship, disagreements can occur. At times, these disagreements can result in a conflict. But it’s important to understand how to solve conflicts in a fair, open, and healthy way. Here’s why:
- Healthy relationships are about supporting and encouraging one another. It is also
important to be able to ask for support when you need it.
- You should feel comfortable and safe. A healthy relationship does not involve physical,
sexual, or emotional violence. Both people should feel as if their presence is valued
and that their thoughts and feelings are encouraged and welcomed.
- Empathy is very important. When we try to relate to what another person is going
through, we’re being empathetic. In a relationship, this means that we try to
understand the other person’s feelings, wishes, and needs.
- Although it may seem obvious, your relationship should be fun. Relationships are
about doing things together and enjoying each other’s company.
Janice Hylton is the wife of her wonderful husband Michael Sr, and mom of two excellent children born 20 years apart. Janice’s beautiful and fashionable daughter, Alexia, and her inquisitive and joyful son, Michael Jr. Janice loves and treasures her family and enjoys spending time with them, making their favorite meals, watching movies, and enjoying a day at the park.
Janice’s motto is “Teaching & Writing in Simplicity; That Even A Child Will Understand. Janice’s teaching ministry is under the covering of her spiritual father, Bishop Marvin Bradshaw Sr. Janice is the author of several books and has been writing for over 20 years.