Time for Boundaries

What is a boundary? It is a limit or edge. It is where you begin and the other person ends. A boundary will help you take care of yourself and not settle for anything except a healthy relationship.

For example, your physical body is yours. No one has the right to slap you, punch you, kick you, push you, or physically hurt you in any way.

If someone does, you need to leave immediately, call the police, and press charges. Take pictures of any bruises, cuts, and the like.

Don’t stick around for more physical abuse. Don’t try to talk to the person. Don’t think you can change that person. Don’t let your family think it is OK to beat up a person to get one’s own way or to make a point.

Your goal is to set a boundary and keep it. Period.

You are a child of God. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and your heavenly Father never intended for you to become a punching bag for anyone.

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