Boundaries

A Prayer for Your Broken Relationship with Your Mom

A Prayer for Your Broken Relationship with Your Mom

Do you remember when you said you wouldn’t parent like your parents? Yeah, me too. Like that time I got a spankin’ for dustin’ myself with the flesh colored face powder (after my bath) and Momma thought I had skipped getting in the water. Or when she would pinch my leg in church service because I was talking too much. Yikes. Our girl has had a few near traumatic events. Unless she brings up “slip”…

5 Personal Boundaries for a Healthy, Balanced Life

5 Personal Boundaries for a Healthy, Balanced Life

Y’all, I’m a bit boundary weary. I’ve had lots of boundary practice this month. How about you? I’m thinkin’ we need a respite. When my daughter is having a tough day, I send her videos of goats in pajamas, playing. It relieves tension. So here we go. We need a reward :) It’s hard trying to live within healthy boundaries. Last week I gave you five boundaries (out of ten) that are our responsibility. Today,…

5 Boundaries That are Our Responsibility

5 Boundaries That are Our Responsibility

A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. ― Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend  Property boundaries are much easier to understand than personal ones. If we get confused about where to plant the Crape Myrtle or Magnolia tree, a quick call to 811 will give us a visible reminder. Maintaining personal boundaries often feels like we forgot to call 811. We struggle with where the boundary should…

Love is a Verb

Love is a Verb

In the New Testament, love is more of a verb than a noun. It has more to do with acting than with feeling. The call to love is not so much a call to a certain state of feeling as it is to a quality of action.” ~ RC Sproul One of the mistakes we make concerning love (whether it’s our friend, spouse, children, parents, or enemy) is to believe we will always feel loving….