"People do not belong to us; they belong to God! Relationships are not primarily for our fulfilment. On the contrary, relationships between sinners are messy, difficult, labor intensive and demanding, but in that, they are designed to result in God's glory and our good as he is worshiped and our hearts are changed... He has a higher goal for our relationships than our personal happiness. He wants our relationships to be the context for the change he works in and through us. We need to build relationships that encourage this work of change."
Paul Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemers hands