How to Secure Stronger, More Meaningful Relationships

Romantic relationships aren’t the only ones that need and deserve a little TLC. Friendships, business partnerships, and familial relationships all require certain basic elements of love and care to thrive. If you want to secure a stronger, more meaningful relationship with someone, you have to put in the effort and the time required to forge those lasting bonds. You wouldn’t forget to water the plants in your garden and leave them to wilt, so why would you let your meaningful relationships falter without a sprinkling of communication, a handful of quality time, and a helping of compassion?

Strengthen Your Relationships Through Communication

One of the most important things you can do for the health of your relationships is to communicate. Though it may seem unnecessary—or even burdensome at times—to reach out to your network of friends, family, and colleagues, it’s unbelievably crucial to the success of those relationships.

When you take the time to let the people in your life know that you care for them, you’ll be so richly rewarded by stronger, more meaningful bonds with each and every one of them.

Forge Lasting Bonds With Quality Time

In addition to strengthening your communication skills, it’s also vitally important to carve out time to spend with those that mean the most to you. Quality time is worth so much more than anything else when it comes to relationships. It’s the real bread and butter of meaningful connection.

If you can’t make a significant time commitment, at least try to make the time that you can spend as deeply impactful as possible. Don’t just skim the surface if you’re wanting to strengthen your close personal relationships.

Always Demonstrate Compassion in Relationships

Everyone needs a shoulder to cry on from time to time. We all need and deserve compassion in our lives, and sadly, many of us seldom find that comfort. In order to create the strongest, longest lasting relationships, though, it’s crucial to develop that level of compassion for your fellow man.

Demonstrate your compassion by lending a helping hand or a listening ear. Go out of your way to show the people in your life that you’re there for them, through thick and thin. What it really comes down to is loving your neighbor as you love yourself.

Glen and Joya BakerHow to Secure Stronger, More Meaningful Relationships


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  • Eric - April 1, 2017 reply

    Great article!

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  • Jon Gaiter - April 1, 2017 reply

    Great article thank you for sharing this. Unfortunately these type of things weren’t taught to me in business school. All I learned about was money

  • Mathew - April 1, 2017 reply

    Great post, thanks for sharing! Love this family!

  • Jackson - April 1, 2017 reply

    Amazing wonderful article. Thank you so much for this encouragement and insight.

  • Sarah - April 1, 2017 reply

    Wonderful encouragement, and I agree that quality time is so important (it’s my love language!!) Thanks for your positive outlook on relationships!

  • Jaimie Mychelle Heimer - April 1, 2017 reply

    This is so helpful in all aspects of life. What a great post!

  • Mike - April 2, 2017 reply

    Great information!

  • Abraham - April 4, 2017 reply

    Success starts at the core of our relationships! Quality over quantity, what a great and wonderful story. We love you Glen & Joya!

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  • DS - April 4, 2017 reply

    Right on!

  • Leslie - April 4, 2017 reply

    Amazing article on the importance of authentic relationships.

  • Jonathan Zaia - April 4, 2017 reply

    This was a very enjoyable read. Mostly because I personally agree with it! The dynamic of love is very important.

  • Deanna - April 4, 2017 reply

    Amazing! This article speaks truth and life!

  • Ivette Fullerton - April 4, 2017 reply

    Cultivating and maintaining healthy relationships is paramount. Thank you for your insight.

  • Jacklyn - April 4, 2017 reply

    Loved this article! Sometimes we forgot how important relationships are. 🙂

  • Caleb - April 4, 2017 reply

    Awesome Stuff!

  • Albert Lopez - April 4, 2017 reply

    Treating everyone with the RESPECT that you want to receive is the key. I have Tremendous respect for the Bakers!

  • Eric - April 4, 2017 reply

    Great article. “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” That’s Glen and Joya right there, so humble that they’ll get up from their seat and shake your hand as you’re leaving.

  • Aaron - April 4, 2017 reply

    So encouraging!
    Thank you!

  • Pablo - April 4, 2017 reply

    Right on!

  • ashlee - April 4, 2017 reply

    so great, thanks for posting!

  • Brandon - April 5, 2017 reply

    My goodness this article is important. With more and more people getting caut up in their devices the idea of a personal relationship becomes less and less valued.

  • Ruben Contreras - April 5, 2017 reply

    Thank you for being such an amazing example of what success looks like!

  • Jamie - April 5, 2017 reply

    Wonderful article. It’s refreshing to hear this, society doesn’t teach these values.

  • Jordan Johnson - April 5, 2017 reply

    This fantastic! Truer words have never been spoken. Glen and Joya THE example of restoring the lost art of meaningful relationships in a world of superficiality. We love you so much!

  • Jillienne - April 5, 2017 reply

    I love how you highlighted the necessity to love your neighbor as yourself being the foundation with such practical points on walking that out. Thank you for exemplifying this!

  • Eddie - April 5, 2017 reply

    Great article. These points can be applied right away.

  • Dion Richardson - April 5, 2017 reply

    Level 1 relationships are key. I come from a line of divorce and prayed that that ended with me and my wife. Thanks for exemplifying a solid marriage and raising quality kids.

  • Rachel Wendland - April 5, 2017 reply

    Such great information!

  • Aleesha - April 5, 2017 reply

    Great nuggets! Thanks for sharing.

  • Vickie manglona - April 5, 2017 reply

    Amazing information!!

  • Eduard - April 5, 2017 reply

    Great article on relationships!

  • Sabrina - April 5, 2017 reply

    This Amazing couple has impacted my families life! We are happily married because of what they have done for us. We have learned to love and respect ourselves more than ever. Thank you to Glen & Joya Baker to everything they have done for our family. From the time we earned their mentorship almost 4 years ago to now our life has done a complete 180*! We will forever be grateful for this amazing couple! I am now financially independent and my husband will be financially independent within this year.

  • Kamelia - April 5, 2017 reply

    Thank you for this great article, it reminded me of a poem I read for my kids tonight.
    Beautiful faces are they that wear
    The light of a pleasant spirit there;
    Beautiful hands are they that do
    Deeds that are noble, good and true;
    Beautiful feet are they that go
    Swiftly to lighten another’s woe
    Thank you for your leadership and mentorship

  • Zach Cantu - April 5, 2017 reply

    The law of authenticity, “The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.” – The Go Giver. You guys rock for helping others as much as you do!

  • Arnold - April 5, 2017 reply

    Thank you so much for posting this. Great article.

  • Elisa A. - April 5, 2017 reply

    Awesome and truthful article! I’m currently dealing with this. Making sure I’m carving the time needed with familt and friends. It’s so awesome to have mentors such as Glen and Joya helping and providing this information for us to grow!

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  • Andy Cedillo - April 5, 2017 reply

    This is so true. Relationships require love, communication, and time.

  • Gina - April 5, 2017 reply

    This is so true. We typically take for granted the people who are the closest to us. But we need to remember to water that garden too.

  • LaDerryl Hart - April 6, 2017 reply

    Love this!

  • Raven - April 6, 2017 reply

    Love this valuable information! So much misunderstanding about relationships in today’s society but I love how it’s explained in this blog. Genuine connections!

  • Chris - April 6, 2017 reply

    Building meaningful relationships is the cornerstone for a happy, healthy, fulfilling life. This article hits the nail on the head.

  • Wana - April 6, 2017 reply

    Love this! And this is why we’re try Ming to buy our time back!

  • Simon - April 6, 2017 reply

    great article thank you

  • HK - April 6, 2017 reply

    True communication is a lost art with Insta-everything! Thanks for this fantastic article!

  • Jill Salgado - April 7, 2017 reply

    Great article!

  • Ravi - April 7, 2017 reply

    This was helpful
    Thank you

  • Ravi - April 7, 2017 reply

    Good stuff!!!

  • Sarah H - April 7, 2017 reply

    Thanks for the great article.
    So much depth can be achieved in relationships with communication, compassion and time.

  • Danny - April 7, 2017 reply

    Great article. Communication, Quality time and Compassion (C.Q.C). The most simplest things that can be taken for granted. Thank you Glen and Joya.

  • Nicole - April 7, 2017 reply

    Thanks for posting this! More importantly, thanks for the wonderful example of a full time husband and wife and full time father that you and glen are!

  • Brian - April 8, 2017 reply

    Great Post

  • Bill - April 10, 2017 reply

    Thank you for sharing the truth of life.

  • Randy - April 11, 2017 reply

    Great Post. Good communication is hard to find these days.

  • Sandy - April 11, 2017 reply

    I agree 100%! Communication is everything!

  • MARIAH BROWN - April 12, 2017 reply

    Very important. Needed this reminder.

  • Kayla - April 12, 2017 reply

    Great article! I am so looking forward to spending more time investing in quality relationships!

  • Mike - April 13, 2017 reply

    Great article

  • Charity - April 13, 2017 reply

    “Love your neighbor as yourself” – truly a nugget to live by. Difficult to do without real mentorship and exemplified by positive, encouraging association. Thanks for reminding us of this age-old Biblical truth!

  • Fares Bader - April 14, 2017 reply

    Awesome Article! Thank you for sharing!

  • G.G. - April 14, 2017 reply

    Great article!! Thank you for this wisdom!!
    Great value has definitely been added to me from reading this.

  • Dan J - April 14, 2017 reply

    Great words, Thanks.

  • Ken - April 14, 2017 reply

    Great message!! Your message will be applied to my relationship with my wife and daughter.

  • Steve J - April 16, 2017 reply

    Great insights. Thanks!

  • David - April 17, 2017 reply

    Authentic mentorship backed with actual results in all aspects of life is true success. Thanks for being great examples

  • Ravi - April 17, 2017 reply

    Right on point
    Thank you

  • Ravi - April 18, 2017 reply

    Very Helpful
    Thank you

  • Rosanna - April 21, 2017 reply

    Truly enjoyed reading this!

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  • Rebekah - April 27, 2017 reply

    This was a sweet article. Loved it! <3

  • Mike - April 28, 2017 reply

    Awesome! Thanks for the post.

  • Aleesha - April 29, 2017 reply

    Lots of great insight!

  • Yvonne F. - April 30, 2017 reply

    We’re so blessed. Learning to raise the level in how we connect with people truly works wonders in life. Not only does it uplift and impact those in our lives but gives us a huge sense of peace and significance. Thank you Glen and Joya Baker!

  • Nancy - May 2, 2017 reply

    Great article on the important qualities of great relationships.
    Love your family and all you have done to help others succeed.

  • Grace Hancock - May 13, 2017 reply

    Love the insight!

  • Jenn - May 13, 2017 reply

    I love that you are encouraging positive relationships that can be duplicated down generations! Love this!

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  • Rosie S - May 13, 2017 reply

    Quality time is definitely my primary love language. To me, a little quality time goes a long way in strengthening my relationships!

  • KMC - May 14, 2017 reply

    Make every second count. Thanks for your great example.

  • Jamie trujillo - May 14, 2017 reply

    Great article!

  • Isa - May 15, 2017 reply

    This article gave me a whole new perspective about compassion in relationships!

  • Fry - May 16, 2017 reply

    So true! Thank you both for leading by example!

  • MARIAH BROWN - May 16, 2017 reply

    Oh how we need more of this in this day & age.

  • Bill - May 21, 2017 reply

    Great reminder of not letting relationships wit away!

  • Lauren Evangelista - May 21, 2017 reply

    Simply amazing!

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