THE NEED FOR BOUNDARIES: FALSE INTIMACY IN THE CHURCH

http://diannaeanderson.net/blog/2013/9/the-need-for-boundaries-false-intimacy-in-the-church

OMG, I totally resonate with this post, especially with this bit:

My evangelical upbringing encouraged so much overshare that I have spent much of the last few years relearning how to draw boundaries and not mistake “I shared this with you” with actual intimacy.

All too often, evangelicalism encourages closeness solely on the basis of a shared faith, without examining whether or not environments are safe to share in or whether or not it is healthy. Indeed, in many spaces, “safety” is actively discouraged, because the person who seeks to be safe is perceived as unwilling to “risk it all” for God.

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Image source and article: http://diannaeanderson.net/blog/2013/9/the-need-for-boundaries-false-intimacy-in-the-church

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