Belief & Faith

The Question

Are the agreements in your core relationships rooted more in belief—or faith?


Why it Matters

Belief is how we guide the relationship toward what we assume should be. Faith is how we hold space in the relationship for what could be. Belief sets the conditions for asserting control. Faith requires a relinquishing of control. Belief is disabling when our insistence about what’s best in the relationship gets in the way of something spectacular we never knew was possible. Faith is disabling when our assumption that everything will work out takes us out of the center of action. Dynamic and enduring relationships are rooted in belief—and faith.