Thursday’s Trench Truth
Did you grow up in a family with serious problems (anger, addiction, abuse) or…did you grow up in a consistently safe environment where emotions were allowed and conflict was resolved and responsibilities were met; in other words, you got to be a child and your parents were emotionally, physically healthy?
You know I’ve heard it over and over again, “I had to grow up early,” or, “I had to parent my parent(s)” or, “I had to raise my brother or sister.” I have a few friends in education and they verify and validate this unhealthy cycle all the time. Why do you think that is?
Because how we are loved as kids absodarnlutely affects how we love those we love. Now, it’s not to bash our parents in any way, friends, because our lives prove over and over again that some of our history needs to be studied so as not to be repeated. How else can we break those unhealthy love styles?
I don’t know about you, but when I think of leaving a legacy behind, especially for my kids and my grand-babies, I want them to be able to say my mom, or my nana was emotionally healthy and learned how to love healthily because of The One who first loved her.
No matter what kind of childhood you’ve had, or are giving your kids now, it’s never too late to learn how to love those you love in a way that honors Him who first loved us.
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