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How to Secure Stronger, More Meaningful Relationships

by | 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.


  1. Eric

    Great article!

    • Connie


  2. Jon Gaiter

    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

  3. Mathew

    Great post, thanks for sharing! Love this family!

  4. Jackson

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

  5. Sarah

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

  6. Jaimie Mychelle Heimer

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

  7. Mike

    Great information!

  8. Abraham

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

    • Kitty Phan-perkins


  9. DS

    Right on!

  10. Leslie

    Amazing article on the importance of authentic relationships.

  11. Jonathan Zaia

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

  12. Deanna

    Amazing! This article speaks truth and life!

  13. Ivette Fullerton

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

  14. Jacklyn

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

  15. Caleb

    Awesome Stuff!

  16. Albert Lopez

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

  17. Eric

    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.

  18. Aaron

    So encouraging!
    Thank you!

  19. Pablo

    Right on!

  20. ashlee

    so great, thanks for posting!

  21. Brandon

    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.

  22. Ruben Contreras

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

  23. Jamie

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

  24. Jordan Johnson

    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!

  25. Jillienne

    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!

  26. Eddie

    Great article. These points can be applied right away.

  27. Dion Richardson

    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.

  28. Rachel Wendland

    Such great information!

  29. Aleesha

    Great nuggets! Thanks for sharing.

  30. Vickie manglona

    Amazing information!!

  31. Eduard

    Great article on relationships!

  32. Sabrina

    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.

  33. Kamelia

    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

  34. Zach Cantu

    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!

  35. Arnold

    Thank you so much for posting this. Great article.

  36. Elisa A.

    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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  38. Andy Cedillo

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

  39. Gina

    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.

  40. LaDerryl Hart

    Love this!

  41. Raven

    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!

  42. Chris

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

  43. Wana

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

  44. Simon

    great article thank you

  45. HK

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

  46. Jill Salgado

    Great article!

  47. Ravi

    This was helpful
    Thank you

  48. Ravi

    Good stuff!!!

  49. Sarah H

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

  50. Danny

    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.

  51. Nicole

    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!

  52. Brian

    Great Post

  53. Bill

    Thank you for sharing the truth of life.

  54. Randy

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

  55. Sandy

    I agree 100%! Communication is everything!


    Very important. Needed this reminder.

  57. Kayla

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

  58. Mike

    Great article

  59. Charity

    “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!

  60. Fares Bader

    Awesome Article! Thank you for sharing!

  61. G.G.

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

  62. Dan J

    Great words, Thanks.

  63. Ken

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

  64. Steve J

    Great insights. Thanks!

  65. David

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

  66. Ravi

    Right on point
    Thank you

  67. Ravi

    Very Helpful
    Thank you

  68. Rosanna

    Truly enjoyed reading this!

  69. Edith


  70. Rebekah

    This was a sweet article. Loved it! <3

  71. Mike

    Awesome! Thanks for the post.

  72. Aleesha

    Lots of great insight!

  73. Yvonne F.

    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!

  74. Nancy

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

  75. Grace Hancock

    Love the insight!

  76. Jenn

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

  77. Alex


  78. Rosie S

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

  79. KMC

    Make every second count. Thanks for your great example.

  80. Jamie trujillo

    Great article!

  81. Isa

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

  82. Fry

    So true! Thank you both for leading by example!


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

  84. Bill

    Great reminder of not letting relationships wit away!

  85. Lauren Evangelista

    Simply amazing!