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02 Apr

151 As I travel across the country speaking and talking with women, I hear a scenario described often. Because he is a follower of Christ, she doesn't even consider he might be engaged in a secret war against impurity. Then, after a sermon or men's retreat, he confesses one of his many encounters with pornography. Eventually, yearning for more than her novels can deliver, she ends up addicted to pornography or in a secret emotional affair. When she enters a room where he is watching television, he quickly flips the channel. For instance, she starts off reading steamy romance novels in order to get an emotional high without the pain of confronting issues with her husband.

It is our responsibility to be clear with others about what we will tolerate, and what we won't tolerate.

That truth has brought immeasurable emotional pain and other consequences to many Christians.

Worse, it has brought great dishonor to the name of Christ and to the witness of individuals and the church. For Christians, the Lord has given us his Word, and the Holy Spirit helps us to understand it.

Many sincere, dedicated believers struggle with tremendous confusion about when it is biblically appropriate to set limits. Caught up in her leadership role, however, Rachel never opened up about her struggles. Looking around the room, she finally spoke, "After hearing all the other problems in the room, I think the Lord's speaking to me. Rachel had again avoided an opportunity for others to love her as they'd been loved by her.

When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they raise good questions: 1. She shied away from such opportunities, preferring instead to help draw out others. He seems to be saying that my issues are nothing compared to what you all deal with. This boundary problem is called : saying no to the good.