This fortnight we are focusing on the importance of family boundaries. The boundaries we set within families, social groups, communities and workplaces reflect our values. There are simple boundaries in relation to personal safety. There are also boundaries that encourage us to be the best we can be and to be people who make a strong positive contribution to any group of which we are a part. The culture of communication within a family or group strongly shapes people’s lives and wellbeing. Being intentional in shaping thoughtfulness and respectfulness for the dignity of people in our communication is an important boundary that promotes healthy relationships and positive purposefulness to our endeavours.
In setting our personal boundaries, God encourages us to always act and speak out of love for our fellow man. Having this as a personal core value grows a way of being that invites the same from everyone we encounter. It is a way of being that is worth standing up for.