Studies have proven that we’re more productive, live longer, and laugh more when we spend time with others. It only makes sense, then, that our relationships are significant to our existence—and that the most important purpose we can have is pouring into the lives of others.
On this week’s podcast, Darlene Brock and Julie Bender discuss how to do just that. They lay out a framework for how to show unconditional love to friends and family that have made both small and serious mistakes; they share stories of the women who invested in them and changed the trajectory of their lives; and they encourage us step into the lives of others to show support, remind them of their worth, or even to have that hard conversation.
Knowing that your purpose revolves around the investment you make in others’ lives can feel like a heavy burden, but it’s an opportunity rather than a responsibility. To know that we can be the person who believes the best in someone else—and to have someone be the same for us—is life changing.
Quote of the episode:
“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” —Albert Schweitzer
—Read Darlene’s article about her aunt, who had a significant impact on her life: True Purpose Is Found in How We Care for Others
—Listen to Julie’s Praying for Your Husband Daily message, “Believing the Best in Him”