Any time that we give power over our self-worth to another person, rather than to God alone, we are making that person an idol in our life.
As we discover our healthy self-worth in Christ, based on knowing His Word and how He feels about us, then we can follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in forming safe relationships.
We will still experience negative feelings, such as hurt, fear, anger, loneliness, etc. These feelings are an integral part of life, and they come with the human experience.
It is impossible to love without opening our self up to be hurt. When we choose to love someone, we are giving him/her the power to love us and to look to us to be loved.
However, we can love without also giving them the power to hurt us or to allow their words and actions to cause us to feel insecure, angry or…
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