When one thinks of a quality life, almost
invariably, money, possessions, and status are some of the things in
the forefront of ones thoughts. To some extent the things mentioned
do add a significant measure of quality to ones life, but beyond this
the non-tangibles essentials needed to bring ultimate qualities to ones
life can only come from healthy relationships.
Do relationships matter and are they
impacting? Unhealthy, dysfunctional relationships are stressful,
peace disrupters, sleep inhibitor, emotionally exhausting, physically
dangerous (abusive) and mentally disruptive, all of which contributes
to physical ailments. On the other hand, healthy, functional relationships
bring stability, joy, happiness, emotional and physical connection,
sense of wellbeing, enhance self-worth, and contentment just to
name a few.
Are you aware that persons who are sick and have healthy
significant relationships increase their chances of recovery?
Many of the maladjusted of society have lived or are living in an arena
of where unhealthy relationships are the order of the day. At
the end of every school term, the reality of the impact of relationships
manifests itself. Children grades are directly impacted
by the quality of the relationships in their homes.
parents get caught up in their personal issues which lead to fractured
relationships in the home they must remember it is negatively impacting
the child. Yet some of these parents have the audacity to punish
the child for falling grades not realizing that their actions contributed
to the results.
Relationships are important and impacting.
My experience has been that people have very little knowledge about
the dynamics of relationships, and that most people want change to occur
for their relationships to improve, but the change must come from the
How are your relationships impacting you?
I believe that relationships give a taste of heaven on earth, or
a taste of hell on earth.
Editor's Note: Pastor Beckles will be writing a new column for The Bahamas Weekly on relationships called, "Relationships Matter". We welcome him as our new columnist!
About the author: Cedric Beckles is
a pastor, family/marriage counselor, motivational speaker and writer, who equips people to establish and maintain healthy relationships. Email bahamaslifeministries@