To keep my standing as a minister current, I must attend a “Healthy Boundaries” training once every three years. We groan about how quickly three years rolls around, but the training is helpful. (It was sponsored by National Capital Presbytery and used material from FaithTrust Institute.)
Here are four gems I want to remember:
1. Boundaries preserve the sanctity of the self in relationship.
2. Why do people cross boundaries inappropriately? Because people are pleasure seeking creatures. And because we aren’t paying attention.
3. A teacher should never want something from a student.
4. The purpose of another person’s life is never to relieve my suffering.
Do you attend similar trainings? What are the gems you take away?