Some things in life sure do seem like love. And too many come to realize what love really is and isn’t too late in a relationship, when they’ve already invested a lot. The sense of dissapointment, disillusionment, and betrayal that inevitably follows can be a serious soul crusher.
Mature character demands we outgrow our natural egocentrism. But an entitled, egocentric, narcissistic culture holds many of us back.
Cultural desensitization to character dysfunction allowed behaviors that were once rare or unthinkable to become “the new normal.”
These days, too many relationships lack quality and growth potential. And that often includes the relationship we have with ourselves.
People, places, and things can’t possibly make us happy. But we can keep happy company with them. Finding our own happiness first is the key.
Character integrity is the degree to which we commit ourselves to important principles and upright conduct.
Words have power. So it behooves us to be mindful of them.
This year has been a challenging one in many ways. But it’s brought us unparrelelled opportunities for learning important lessons, especially the importance of character.
Healthy boundaries are essential for protecting our hearts. But an overly defended or hardened heart finds true intimacy difficult.
Character growth is a process. And when two relationship partners grow in character at different rates, problems easily arise.