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The Efforts to Change Another Compromises Love

June 12, 2013

“It is possible to reveal God in any circumstance, but a woman must know the battle she is fighting. The enemy is never a passive or abusive husband, or a rebellious son, or a critical parent or friend. Nor is it poor health, or no money, or panic attacks, or depression. A woman’s enemy is her terror-driven urge to control her world, to relate with no higher priority than to protect her heart from hurt. That enemy can only be defeated by a Spirit-granted desire to reveal God’s invitational nature through words that draw others to her with confidence, should they respond, that they will be nourished to become who they could be.

“It is difficult for a woman, even a committed Christian woman, to realize that her efforts to change another are stained by a stubborn concern for her own well-being, a concern that compromises love. The invitational nature of Jesus is not revealed in the words of a woman whose peace depends on the response of another.”

Dr. Larry Crabb, Fully Alive, Page 136
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  1. Wow, convicting and true. Looking forward to reading this book!

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