Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.
~ Galatians 6:2 [NLT]
To build intimacy in our relationships offering each other empathetic responses is necessary. The building blocks of a solid relationship happen in the tiny overtures we make all throughout the day. It’s as simple as kindly pausing what you are doing to fully hear the concerns of those around you. It’s choosing to smile rather than scowl when things don’t go as planned. It’s offering a warm response when others want our attention. A kind tone to our words builds trust. It tells those around us that we are safe to share with and that you are willing to try to understand their point-of-view.