“3 Words To Transform Any Relationship” [VIDEO]

by Andrew Forrest

I was interviewed on the front steps of my church a few weeks ago by Jane McGarry of Good Morning Texas, and the interview aired this morning on WFAA Channel 8 (ABC) in Dallas. We did the interview in one take, and the good folks at GMT aired it in its entirety. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share a message I really believe in: 3 words that can transform ANY relationship. [Click the link below to see the 3 minute video.]




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Casey Mickelson May 31, 2016 - 3:08 pm

very cool – plays out in my every day running of my company in Alabama. In fact – prior to my arrival, the very thought of putting oneself out there with some expression of love or connection was never considered – thus the company was failing. Business culture is the new buzz word these days – “love comes first” can radically transform a company. Try it 🙂

PS – nice work Andrew

Andrew Forrest May 31, 2016 - 6:55 pm


Makes sense to me: I totally believe that Love Goes First would transform a business environment. Virtually everyone is waiting for the other to make the first move; when we move first and with grace, people respond well.


marvelle ditto May 31, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Andrew! What a great message and media piece! God is working through you in so many amazing ways.

The best day for all of us was when the HPUMC search committee met you and then chose you to lead Munger UMC. You are a rock star!

John May 31, 2016 - 4:50 pm

Awesome words!

Paul June 2, 2016 - 11:49 am

Andrew, I love this message and I think you are 100% right. When things are going well in a relationship, this is or should be fairly easy to do, right? But, it is harder to do (at least for me) when relationships clash a little bit (whether it is my spouse, my parents, my children or people I work with or work for, or friends). Too often for me (and I am guessing for others), what comes first when relationships clash, is resorting to excuse making, finger pointing, or being angry or defensive or, God forbid, meanness or rudeness. So, your piece (or maybe I should say “peace”) on Good Morning Texas was a good reminder of what works best in these kind of situations, and when I look back on bumpy roads in relationships I have suffered through in the past, responding in total and complete love has always worked out as the best option. I guess for some you have to guard against going to far in that direction and becoming someone’s doormat? In this case, I am thinking of a young person being seriously abused by their spouse, etc. — for that person, responding first with “get me out of here” might be the better first response. But I am guessing you might say that an abusive relationship is not really a relationship?

Andrew Forrest June 2, 2016 - 3:57 pm

With regard to abuse and other forms of sin, it’s not loving to encourage or enable people to persist in sin. I am not a loving father if I do not lovingly correct my son and try to steer him away from sin. Love is willing the good of the other.

You are exactly right: love goes first is EXCRUCIATINGLY difficult. It is in fact impossible, apart from the grace of God. The good news is that the grace of God comes to us first….


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