Two are better than one, three better than that

Marriage -- just a thought -- expresses co-dependence. We frequently hear much commentary and advice against a co-dependent relationship.  But we wonder: is some of our care, concern and discomfort appointed by God? Should I really seek my own comfort in isolation if my spouse is struggling? God says perhaps not. But only if God is … Continue reading Two are better than one, three better than that

Wandering or Waiting?

Some of us live with people who struggle.  Relapse, recover ... relapse.  Recover.  Will it ever "stick?" “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven." Mt. … Continue reading Wandering or Waiting?

Tough Love?

The notion of "Tough Love" -- setting boundaries, limits and conditional trust -- Is it compatible with Christian Faith? Recovery traditions, both secular and faith-based, include these concepts. "One has to take care of oneself first before they can hope to care for another." It's common sense. But is faith, common sense? “Hear my cry, … Continue reading Tough Love?