Release the Pressure

We put untold amounts of pressure on our spouses and close friends when we refuse to build community beyond just them.

Those closest to us do not have all the answers for us. To be honest, often those closest have become a little deaf or worn down by our manner of being.

Whether we are neck-deep in character flaws, or soaring on the wings of eagles, the ones right around us do not have full perspective of who we are.

They are either numb to our boy-who-cried-wolf troubles, or can’t really affirm the gifts either – they are just too close.

It is imperative that we build community beyond ourselves. We need the perspective that fresh eyes bring. We need the gut responses of those who have just met us.

Honor those closest to you, by bringing others into the mix. You will all be happier and strengthened.

Published by

Cyndy Lavoie

Founding and Executive Director at Capturing Courage International Ministries.

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