Throughout our lives we are constantly in relationship. With others, with objects, with ideas, with ourselves. This may sound weird at first, but the literal definition of relationship is: 

the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.

Other definitions are "the state of being connected by blood or marriage" or my favorite, "the way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other." 

I love that language..."behave toward each other." I believe each person has a unique identity, and that identity is made up of character and truth. When we act operate out of that truth, out of that character, it becomes behavior. 

Behavior is simply this: the way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially toward others. It can be negative or positive, good or bad. 

Behavior and relationship are tightly joined and influenced by one another. A relationship is literally defined by the way two or more people behave toward each other. And thus, our relationships are largely shaped by the way we behave. This applies to people relationships - marriage, friendships, roommates, etc. It also applies to the way we approach relationships with food, technology, social media, and even our own thoughts. 

The purpose of this Relationship section of the blog is to discuss the purpose, the nature, the challenge, and the joy that relationships bring. 

If you have question about certain relationships, or want to talk about a particular relationship in your life, please leave a comment! We want this space to be a place where people can connect and talk about relationships in their lives. 

xx Court