Two of Us: Hurts

What are the hurts that
keep me from flourishing?

Reflect

Separately, say the prayer and spend some time reflecting on the questions. 
Write some notes so that you can share more fully with your spouse.

Prayer

Father, You made me flesh and blood so You know very well that I can be hurt.
I hate to think about them.  They are so terribly painful. 
They make me so much less that I want to be.  My only answer is to turn to You. 
Only You can help me with them and do something significant about them.  Help. 
Jesus is coming to You with my petition. 
Amen.

Questions

1. What member of my family has caused me the hurt for which I currently need healing? Is it my father who insults me frequently because I don’t have what he calls a decent job? My mother who criticizes the way I clean (or don’t clean) my house? My younger brother who is messing up his life with drugs and alcohol and won’t listen to me? My sister who refuses to talk to me because she doesn’t approve of my choice of friends? My spouse who won’t listen to me or says “No”?

2. Do I wish I had a stronger relationship with my spouse? Why don’t I?

3. When do I avoid talking to those that hurt me?

4. Does he/she frequently give me unsought advice about how I should lead my life?

 

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