Unkindness hurts and does not often fade without shards in the heart. Boundaries are important – critical. We must never allow others to abuse us when we are open and vulnerable. We must not continually walk back into battles that will never go away. We must kindly retreat to restoration. We must not let others determine our worth. We must not allow our hearts to be abused, warped, diminished, manipulated, or exploited.
People are to be loved, not used.
Practice healthy disengagement – it’s worth it. And so are you. You have a right to stand up for yourself. You have a right to walk away. You have a right to go where the peace is.
You are so very loved.