Made for Relationships

Series: Re-Imaged | Week 3: Relationships To Develop

Read Genesis 2:18-25 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.


  1. What did God say wasn’t good?
  2. Who wasn’t suitable for Adam?
  3. What was Adam’s response to meeting Eve?


When God created, He declared everything He made good – except for the fact that Adam was alone. Even though he was surrounded by the majesty of God’s creation, there was no one just right to be his companion or friend. God created Eve to “help” Adam in an extraordinary way. The Hebrew word is ezer, and it’s used elsewhere in the Bible to refer to God’s strong and powerful help as He rescued the Israelites.

As Adam needed Eve to complete what he was lacking on his own, so too do we need others to be our companions. We were all made for relationships, and it’s part of what it means to be made in God’s image. God exists in perfect community and oneness within the Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The meaningful relationships you have can be your greatest joy – but they’ve been affected by the Fall. Between the possibility for unmet expectations, disagreements, or betrayal, some of your greatest challenges might have been due to relational pain. This week you’ll read about some of the relationships found in Scripture and how you can learn from their mistakes and successes.


What aspects of your current relationships are life-giving to you, and what has caused pain? What barriers are hindering you from having healthy relationships? How can you invite God into each of these situations?