Words Can Hurt

Facing Our Challenges Head-On!

September 22, 2015

Dear Julie: My parents live out of state and I’d like to visit them this Christmas. The only thing is they always grill me about when I’m going to get married and give them some grandchildren. I may get married someday but I’d like to find the right man first. How do I keep the conversation on the here and now? I’d like to think they’d value me even if I never married or never had children. –Feeling like chopped liver


Dear Chopped: Your parents probably have no idea how hurtful their comments are, so you must tell them. “Mom, Dad, asking me when I’m going to get married and give you some grandchildren, makes me feel like I’m not enough to make you happy, that you don’t love me just as I am.” Chances are when they hear how their words hurt you, they’ll back off and, maybe, even apologize. If not, continue to remind them until they “get it.”


Remember, friends, as challenges come our way,
we can face them head-on
through Christ who strengthens us!

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