You can love them, but you can’t change them.
You’ve prayed about this situation. You’ve talked about this. You’ve tried to navigate it or even tried to stop it. But in the end, nothing has worked, even when you think you’ve set parameters in place. The person you're trying to set boundaries with is still acting the same, and the relational tensions are higher than ever — your mind is reeling with thoughts like, I can’t keep doing this … Something has to change.
It’s a terribly hard truth to accept, but what if learning we can’t change other people is actually one of the most freeing truths we could embrace? While we can’t control their behavior, we can draw effective boundaries that will actually lead to healthy progress for the relationship. When you download "I Can’t Keep Doing This: 5 Reasons Your Boundaries Aren’t Working" by Lysa TerKeurst, you will be equipped to:
- Overcome the frustrating cycle of ineffective boundary-setting by applying practical strategies to help you communicate, keep and implement healthier patterns.
- Give yourself permission to draw necessary parameters in a godly way even when the other person disagrees, is disappointed or disregards your needs.
- Answer specific questions that will help you discern what you need, what you’re comfortable with and how healthy boundaries can help you live in the type of relationships you can enjoy.