What Is Relational Wisdom?

Relational wisdom, in essence, is the desire and ability to obey Jesus' timeless command, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart ... and love your neighbor as yourself" (Matt. 22:37-39).

In modern terms, relational wisdom may be defined as your ability to discern emotions, interests and abilities in yourself and others, to interpret this information in the light of God’s Word, and to use these insights to manage your responses and relationships successfully.

Life Is All About Relationship!

Jesus' Parable of the Talents reminds us that relationship are precious gifts that he entrusts to us as opportunities to show his love and multiply the number of people who will enjoy him forever (see Matt. 25:14-21).

Six Relational Disciplines

From Genesis to Revelation, Scripture teaches us how to be faithful to God, discipline ourselves and serve the people around us.

This teaching may be summarized as six relational skills or disciplines: God-awareness and God-engagement, self-awareness and self-engagement, and other-awareness and other-engagement.

If we neglect these disciplines, our lives are often characterized by aimlessness, shallow relationships and conflict. But when we cultivate these disciplines, we are more likely to enjoy deep friendships, intimate marriages, joyful parenting, fulfilling careers and, most importantly, a compelling witness for Christ.

Training materials are also available in a "values-based" form that is suitable for use in businesses, hospitals, schools, military bases and other secular settings. 

    From The Peacemaker

    Ken Sande is the founder of Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom 360. Trained as an engineer, lawyer and mediator, Ken has conciliated hundreds of family, business, church and legal conflicts. He teaches globally and has written numerous resources on building relationships and resolving conflict, including The Peacemaker, which has sold over 500,000 copies in seventeen languages.

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