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|From Control to Intimacy: Accept Others|
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Thoughts for Today
The Lord may show us how we have been bad risks for intimate relationships because of our fears and apprehensions and the protective actions we have taken, the walls we have built, when we felt we were getting too close. He will help us understand the negative reactions to closeness we experience from others may come from their anxiety and fear of closeness. We will see that they are struggling just as we are.
Consider this …
As we take our eyes off ourselves, we will be more concerned about how we treat others. We will show more respect for those around us. The Lord will show us who we can trust and how much. Even those who cannot be trusted will be targets of our love, not our fear.
These thoughts were drawn from …
Restoring Families: Overcoming Abusive Relationships through Christ by Janet M. Lerner, D.S.W. This study helps to minister to families caught in the cycle of abusive relationships. The curriculum deals with overcoming these abusive relationships through Christ and is recommended for use in support groups and Christian counseling.
Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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