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Generational Relationships

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Titus 2:1-5, 10b But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. 10b. so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.
Recently I have had the privilege to go to two ladies’ conferences. I LOVE attending conferences. I love having set apart time to listen to speakers and learn. The social aspect of conferences has never been my favorite part, but these last two conferences have changed my perspective on that too.
The first conference I went to was the Revive Our Hearts conference in Indianapolis. I went with my close friend, Bethany, and th…

Boundaries

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The last two posts have been more theoretical, setting a foundation of why we take time to build relationships. I want to begin now to focus more on practical application to issues we face in our everyday relationships. One of the biggest struggles I have within relationships is trying to navigate how to love others.
I want to approach issues we face from as Biblical of a perspective as possible. God has laid out boundaries for us to follow and keep, which actually give us freedom rather than take it away. Relationships without boundaries end up being more like a black hole, sucking any life, energy, and time away that God may have a plan for elsewhere.
1. Loving people (commandment)
The foundational boundary to consider in any relationship is found in Matthew 22:36-40.
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.This is the great and first commandment.And a …