Taught by Chip’s son, Ryan Ingram, Relational Intelligence CD series includes the following messages in 5 parts:
- What is Relational Intelligence? We live in a world overwhelmed with information and yet starved for wisdom. Relational Intelligence is the sum of learned skills that enables us to navigate relationships well. It’s both countercultural and counterintuitive. In this first message, Ryan Ingram, explains that while we may have the right to go about relationships in our own way, we can’t choose the results of that freedom.
- Follow Your Heart: America has a “relational anthem” – from advice blogs, to music, to movies – we know the well-worn adage, “Follow your heart.” In part 2 of this series, Ryan Ingram, exposes the sad truth of where that message has gotten us and why.
- Love is All You Need: If so, why is love so fickle? Why do we seem to fall in and out of love so easily? We even embrace a familiar love “promise” without much thought: “When I fall in love, then everything will fall into place.” In part 3 of this series, Ryan Ingram gives us three solid ways to increase the love quotient in our lives.
- It’s Just Physical: At this point in American history, there’s an undeniable sexual ethic: “My body, my rules.” In part 4 of this series, Ryan Ingram explains that that prevailing mantra has resulted in a culture that’s saturated with sex and yet starved for intimacy. How did that happen? Sexuality and spirituality became compartmentalized. Ryan helps us re-integrate the two, as God would love for us to understand and enjoy.
- You Deserve to be Happy: Ryan wraps up this series with a simple relational truth: Happiness is a by-product of a well-lived life, not a destination. It’s in the giving, the gratefulness, and the contentment we choose that we experience the happiness we all hope for.
Relational Intelligence gives us a clear understanding of what it takes to develop intimate, life-giving, character-shaping relationships where people share a rugged commitment to one another for the long-haul. Ryan exposes the flaws in relational thinking that result in broken, disillusioned lives. He provides alternative, biblical insight into how healthy, mature, and fun relationships can be nurtured and enjoyed.
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