Relationships are the atoms, the building blocks of communities. The Bible is the story of the relationship between God and us. Everything makes more sense through that lens. Getting better at relationships with each other helps us to be better at our side of our relationship with God (and vice versa). God describes his relationship with us in a lot of different ways. Sometimes he is our father, other times our lover, or brother, or friend. In each case he is the perfect model of what a healthy partner looks like. Growing closer to God means relating to him in all these different ways and letting him transform our relationships with others.