We all have difficult people in our lives, yet God calls us to love them well.
To do this, make all your decisions based on what will best promote the other person’s spiritual and eternal good. These are questions we have to answer if we ever hope to live and love well.
Often times, people get so wrapped up in accommodating others that their sense of self and their own boundaries may become a little loose.
With that, they lose themselves and lower their self esteem in the process.
I had been there for less than an hour before she showed up to quite literally drag me away (warning sign #3).
I had gotten permission from my girlfriend at the time (warning sign #1) to go play in a Mage campaign with my friends.After the honeymoon period, where I was just astounded that I was having sex, our relationship became a matter of constant fighting, jealousy, guilt trips and having to justify myself on an almost daily basis.Almost every fight we ever had would escalate from disagreeing over what to rent at Blockbuster to threats of breaking up with me… I allowed her walk all over me because I was willing to put up with this.Over the past few years I have written about boundaries, your personal limits of what you will and won’t put up with, many times.Yet, every day I hear from women who even in reading about boundaries and knowing the importance of them are afraid to actually divorce on the horizon, and who are not over their ex. You’re not someone to pass time with while they figure out what they do and don’t want, and the moment that you involve yourself in any of the above situations, the person knows that they don’t really have to do anything.