Christians are failing and desperately looking for a better way.
If you’ve ever done something out of love and a sense of responsibility only to look back and wonder why you experience resentment and anger instead of the feeling of satisfaction that should accompany the good work you have done, you need to read Boundaries.
If you find yourself doing stuff for people not because you can absolutely accommodate them but because you’re afraid of losing the relationship, or because saying ‘No’ will make you feel guilty, Boundaries will teach you that great relationships are built on the freedom to refuse and confront. If you’d like to borrow a copy before buying yours, share your experience in the comments and I might get you a copy or loan you my Kindle edition.
To do that, we need to develop boundaries like God’s.” We must take ownership of our lives and refuse to weigh ourselves down with other people’s responsibilities or expectations.
This is especially important when it borders on bearing the consequences of their actions or inactions.
Instead they encourage Christians to form “dating friendships.” In this little phrase “dating” is the activity and “friendship” is the relational category.
You are not boyfriend and girlfriend, but friends, and you spend time together (i.e.It’s a pretty good number of friends, family, and fellow church members.Then we thought about how many of them maintained healthy and God-glorifying physical boundaries and how many had confessed that they had not.“When the Bible tells us to comfort with the comfort with which we are comforted (2 Cor. We must distinguish between the two.” Although the New York Times bestseller is essentially about the psychology of human relationships, the authors adopt a biblical perspective, drawing copious references from the Scriptures to support their position.They approach some of these Bible verses from a totally fresh angle that their somewhat unorthodox interpretations might challenge long held beliefs and assumptions of deeply religious readers.Emphasizing the importance of taking ownership and personal responsibility as a biblical injunction, the authors explain that “God also limits what he will allow in his yard.