The Dibble Institute 7 Principles of Smart Relationships 1. Seek a good match. Do your personalities and interests fit together in a good way? 2. Pay attention to values. Are they in sync? 3. Don’t try to change a partner or friend into someone they are not. Do you genuinely like who this person is? 4. Don’t change yourself to get someone’s love or friendship. 5. Don’t run from conflict. Expect good communication and a willingness to work on improving. 6. Don’t play games, be phony, pressure, or use someone. 7. Expect respect. Have standards for how you are treated. These principles are adapted from the work of Les and Leslie Parrott. Taken from the book Relationships by Dr. Les Parrott, III and Leslie Parrott. Copyright. Used by permission of The Zondervan Corporation.
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