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How to Have a Soul-Based Relationship

Nelson discusses how to deepen your love and professional relationships.

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My new coaching clients continue to tell me how they want something more from their relationships, both those dating and clients who are already in committed partnerships . . . but they can’t quite put it into words. They have a feeling perhaps or some semblance of an idea based on previous experiences. When they seek my help, they wish to better understand the ineffable quality they sense.

My answer, in so many words, sounds something like this, “The type of relationship you are describing is what I call a soul-based relationship.”

“What is that?” they ask.

I continue to explain: “A soul-based relationship is the natural, loving way we are meant to experience partnership with each other. Qualities of a soul-based relationship include being unconditionally loving, accepting, open to learning, harmonious, trusting, understanding, patient and empowering. Is this the kind of relationship you want?”

The common answer I hear is, “Yes, it is exactly what I want!”

To better understand soul-based qualities, it helps to compare them with their antithesis, the ego-based qualities. Below is part of a two-column list found in my book Empower Our Children: God’s Call to Parents, How to Heal Yourself and Your Children.

I recommend for you to grab your journal now, so that you may follow along as we explore and begin to create a soul-based loving relationship for you!

Soul-Based Relationship Qualities
Acceptance
Unity
Understanding
Freedom
Empowerment
Patience
Respect

Ego-Based Relationship Qualities
Conditions
Separation
Blame
Control
Disempowerment
Impatience
Disrespect

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