Relationship is one of our most basic human needs. In fact, boomer relationships are especially important for us, given our current stage in life. After all, wasn't
it our generation that put even more emphasis on relationships than any other before us? Our God, our spouse, children and parents if we have them, our friends, co-workers, even casual acquaintances and certainly our significant others---all play an important role in our lives. And we play an important role in theirs.
You've probably heard the phrase "No man is an island" (a quotation from 17th century poet and writer John Donne) in one context or another. It reminds us that no one does well being entirely on their own, as each of us are a part of humankind. Fast forward to our time, we baby boomers would relate best to the lyrics of a song by the same name performed by Joan Baez (found on her album "Baptism", 1968):
about relationship early on in our lives, not just from our parents, but from our childhood friends as well. You'll probably remember your dad saying, "Share, share alike," or your mother urging, "Do onto others as you would have them do onto you!" Good stuff then, and it makes even more sense to us now!
So here we are today, married or single, mating or dating, loving or lusting; how do we go about it? Life is still full of relationship choices--where does our happiness lie, and where does our God fit in to it all? Learn more from the following links, and as always, don't be afraid to share your own thoughts and experiences!Go to Relationship With God