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1 Rev. Glenn Chaffin NewThoughtStudy.com

2 Relation Ships I knew the ship was sunk before I ever set foot onboard. Seneca

3 Battle Ship Shouting Orders Danger Crisis At war [What did Seneca say?]

4 Sailing Ship I didn't know it would be so much work. Constantly Correcting Course Mutiny

5 Cargo Ship Tons of Goods No Fun Slow Boat to...?

6 Cruise Ship Life's a Party I'm a Passenger

7 Canoe In the midst of nature's beauty … Sit down, sit down sit down! Sit down - youre rocking the boat Shut up! Youre rocking the boat.

8 Boat Rocking Strategies Time Management –Its Now or Never! / When? / Curfew, Curtail, Control $ Management –Allow-ance / Saving / Benefit and Tax / Pay to Play Weight Management –throw your weight around / Prioritize / Burden Personnel Management –Rule / Judge / Persuade / Promise / Policy / Police Who is rocking the boat?

9 Walking the Plank Balance: –r–relative "weight" & relative "distance" from pivot point Weight: –a–add another person, bricks of gold, burdens, baggage, etc. Distance: –w–we move toward or away from the pivotal point of the relationship, seeking balance. Pivotal Point: –i–its what we are going back and forth, over and over, up and down on!

10 Balancing Acts MASTER /\ SLAVE PARENT /\ CHILD OWNER /\ PET –The pivotal point is Self-awareness. DIVORCE /\ MARRIAGE –The pivotal point is Giving. WINNING /\ LOSING –The pivotal point is Self-worth. TAKING /\ GIVING –The pivotal point is Fulfillment. LISTEN /\ SPEAK –The pivotal point is Recognition. JUDGMENT /\LOVE ANGER /\ACCEPTANCE WRESTLE /\ EMBRACE –The pivotal point is agreement.

11 Equality Premise 1: We are never =, therefore we must seek balance to express love. –e–equality cannot be established by a balancing act because … – we can't keep up the balancing act in the midst of change; and because … –e–equality IS; and nothing we do, while thinking it isn't, will ever overcome our ignorance. Premise 2: We are =, therefore we express love and things balance out.

12 Relation Ship with God? God is the ocean, not the Captain of our Relation Ship. We are not in a Relation Ship with God, because we are one with God. If you are one with the Infinite, then you are equal to any one, deserving of their love, respect and gifts. We don't seek a personal relationship with God. We express God personally in all relationships.

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