By not recognizing red flags, we can find ourselves acting on thoughts, making choices, and living in feelings that lead us away from our walk with Christ.
Once we understand what someone is capable of, we need to incorporate that knowledge into our interactions with them. Too many times, we ignore red flags, hoping and waiting for the best.
As most of us already know, communicating isn’t always as easy as taking turns while we calmly speak and listen to each other.
“Why did you do that?” is a question that becomes ingrained in our psyches—sometimes, to the point that we are triggered into explaining why we’ve done something, even when no one is asking.
After a lot of self-help books and many therapy sessions, I realized that I wasn’t emotionally available to myself. In fact, I often invalidated or minimized my own feelings.
Distracted living is a fact of life. Unfortunately, one of the effects of inattention is losing sight of who we are. We can easily lose touch with what our feelings, triggers, values, boundaries, and even our qualities.
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