Tag Archive for boundaries

Healthy Boundaries Suck

By Jessica Newsome   There’s a thought I’ve been circling back to in conversations with my friends. One friend in particular is struggling to re-define her relationship with a parent who is an addict. Another isn’t sure how to handle a sometimes “mean girl” in her life—one she cannot disconnect from professionally and is therefore unable to wholly disconnect from… Read more →

When Forgiveness Looks Different for Everyone

By Jessica Newsome   I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what forgiveness means. To be honest, the word enrages me.  When I grew up, forgiveness meant “restoration”—which frankly, meant abuse. It meant that church leaders who tried to cast demons out of my friends suffering from eating disorders were above reproach. It meant the church members who emotionally,… Read more →