Relationships and friendships with others make life sweeter, and learning how to build godly and strong friendships leads us to successful and happy marriages. However, none of these relationships are possible without first forming a personal relationship with God and His Word. The Bible gives us specific directions on how to be the kind of forgiving friend that consistently displays unconditional love toward others. It also tells us how to repair and reconcile a relationship in conflict. This type of restoration comes by respecting others, putting their interests first, and choosing to overlook their offenses against us. We cannot do this through our own efforts—we succeed only by relying on the Holy Spirit to help us. Depending on God allows Him to supernaturally put our severed relationships back together.