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The purpose of this study on boundaries isn’t so that we can shove love away. Quite the opposite. This is so we can know what to do when we very much want to love those all around us really well without losing ourselves in the process. Good boundaries should bring relief to the grief of letting other people’s opinions, issues, misplaced desires, and unhealthy agendas run our life.
A wise person makes choices that lead toward order and away from chaos. If we refuse wisdom in our relationships or if we ignore red flags when someone in our lives has a pattern of unwise choices, it will be especially painful when times of trouble come our way.
Healthy relationships have healthy boundaries, which function like good walls with working gates. Our job as the “watchman” over our own lives is to avoid the two extremes of having either 1) walls with no gates (keeping everyone out, even those who wish us well) or 2) no walls at all (letting ev...
Just like sports fans show their allegiance and who they follow by wearing their team’s jerseys, we are showing our allegiance to Jesus by our actions, attitude, and words. Boundaries may be one of the most important things we can utilize in order for us to keep our allegiance to Jesus true.