Explain the principles that Christians believe should guide their personal relationships.

Essay by marz01High School, 11th gradeA+, October 2005

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In this essay I am going to write about what Christians believe should guide their relationships with their wife, child, brother, mother etc. I am also going to expand in detail about marriage in full including issues and how Christians use the Bible to guide them in a relationship with such intimacy.

All in all there are approximately three different types of relationships such as courting (boyfriend and girlfriend) and friendship. The third type of relationship is more personal than the two I have mentioned manly because it's a family relationship like parent and child, brother and sister and of course husband and wife.

The Bible also plays a big part as I've mentioned, many look upon the chapters of the Bible for guidance with these types of different relationships, like in Ephesians 4 : 25-32 "Each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbour, for we are all members of one body."

This means that we should not lie to the people we know or by any means jeopardise relationships which God has given to us. For we are all members of God's family.

The 10 commandments are also looked upon, 6 of the 10 tell us how to behave.

1. Honour thy father and thy mother.

2. Thou shalt not kill.

3. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

4. Thou shalt not steal.

5. Thou shalt not bear false witness.

6. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house.

Family is the most important thing for the church; we cannot live happily nor have such a strong relationship with someone as we do with our family.

Christians should believe in a certain way with different people because for example we don't always treat friends like family, but we still have a close relationship with them,