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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Boundaries

We set them. Boundaries. For marriage, for me, for my kids, for my dogs. Boundaries. Beautiful.

Some of them are rock solid. They will never change.

Some need to bend or break or be broken if needed.

Their limits give freedom to enjoy our time, our life, our day, our relationships- with things like the computer or food or people- without becoming overburdened by them.

They show me when to say no, and when to say yes. They give me good excuses to say no. And license to say yes.

Sometimes we need to reevaluate. Our boundaries.

I don't know, but I might need to edit some of mine, as I am now more free, and more committed, than I used to be.

So, I'm thinking mine over.

Do you have boundaries?

6 comments:

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I didn't use to... At least I didn't with purpose.

And then Daniel and I read "Boundaries" and "Boundaries in Marriage" and "Boundaries with Kids." Seriously life changing. We both learned and implemented - it was one of the best things we could have learned together as a newly married couple.

I could use a refresher course, though. That's for sure.

-Andrea

Mandy said...

Hmmm...I have the book...and haven't read it yet. I guess I need to get busy in my reading list. However, yes, I do have boundries....I just don't always think through them. You know...kinda set them without thinking about it. Good post.

anne said...

thinking (and praying) with you...

kelly said...

Very timely for me--I have been totally re-evaluating my boundaries over the past few months. My problem is that I tend to let them bend or break far too often, which tells me I possibly have too many boundaries. Hmmm...

Grammy Staffy said...

I think any moral boundaries must remain solid and strong no matter what is raging around us.... however, like you, I wonder if I should reconsider some of the other boundaries that I have set.

Eva said...

looking forward to hearing about how you change your boundaries. Seems like your house is ship shape already!