Summary: Renew your relationships with this biblical advice.
1. Don’t burn bridges
Luke 6:27-29 "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.(NIV)
Romans 12:17-21 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. 20 On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (NIV)
Galatians 5:14-15 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." 15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. (NIV)
2. Don’t be a taker
Proverbs 11:25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
3. Treat people the way you want to be treated
Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. (NIV)
Matthew 7:12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (NIV)
4. Express gratitude
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. (NIV)
Proverbs 3:27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.
5. Rejoice with those who rejoice
Romans 12:15-16 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. NIV