When it comes to parenting, there is TONS of great advice on a variety of subjects and situations. On Sunday I suggested we are "Beauty and Beast" in our relationships. Beauty is ON, in the groove, awesome moments of connection. Beast is when we are OFF, when we lose it, get frustrated, and feel inept. The metaphor speaks of the kind of relationships can be in.
It is honest, we aren't always our best.
I used the acronym RIP (Respect (mutual) and Intimacy (vulnerability to admit mistakes) and Playfulness) to describe three marks of great parenting.
Jesus expanded the understanding of family to a wider community than blood relatives.
Relationships are work.
What would you say? The conversation is really worthwhile.