Monthly Archives: January 2017

Boundaries: The Queen’s Guard and Secret Service

The Tension of Boundaries: Boundaries are tricky. In thinking about boundaries, I’ve swayed between “No one can abuse me at all’ and “I’ll turn the other cheek when someone hurts me, like God says.” I think the reason Christian’s don’t … Continue reading

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Abandoning The Walls

  Close your eyes and picture a medieval castle: either a real one, or one from your favorite fantasy movie or video game. It stands strong and imposing, glinting in the sun, and it’s under attack. A vast army besieges … Continue reading

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Fruitful Friends

Last week I wrote about the concept of boundaries specifically within the context of toxic relationships, and how proper lines in the sand can alleviate the grief they cause. However, it’s not only unhealthy relationships that require boundaries. In my … Continue reading

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Trust Issues

It’s been a long time since the revolutionary war with Great Britain, but no one has forgotten about it. That was a time when, although most people stood back and accepted the circumstances, a small percentage of people with a … Continue reading

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Merciful Boundaries: Part 1

“Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man without self-control.” Proverbs 25:28 One of the most important lessons I have learned in my adult life is the importance of healthy emotional boundaries. When I was younger, I … Continue reading

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