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THE IMPORTANCE OF GENUINE RELATIONSHIPS

Bill Hybels states, "…Community is loving and being loved. Unless you are exchanging deeply committed levels of love with a few people, you will die slowly on the inside. This is precisely why so many people feel almost nothing at all. Through the whole course of their lives, they have never exchanged deep levels of love with anybody. It hasn’t happened with their parents. It hasn’t happened with a spouse. And sadly, it hasn’t happened with friends. By this point in life they have become completely numb to the possibility that they might experience a passionate, loving relationship. This is not God’s plan for us. He hungers for us to be loved and to give love to others. As a matter of fact, he wants this for us even more than we hunger for it ourselves"(Descending into Greatness, page 14).

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