Effective boundaries keep your relationship strong and healthy. Boundaries refer to limits that you put in place to protect your well-being. When boundaries are clearly communicated, along with the consequences for breaking them, your partner understands your expectations.
What is healthy boundaries in a relationship?
Healthy relationships include respect from both sides. The best way to communicate your boundaries with your partner is with compassion, understanding and respect for each others expectations. Having respect each time you communicate will ultimately make your relationship healthier and stronger.
What does it mean to set healthy boundaries?
In general, “Healthy boundaries are those boundaries that are set to make sure mentally and emotionally you are stable” (Prism Health North Texas, n.d.). Another way to think about it is that “Our boundaries might be rigid, loose, somewhere in between, or even nonexistent.
What does the Bible say about setting boundaries?
For example, Proverbs 25:17, “Let your foot be seldom in your neighbors house, lest he have his fill of you and hate you.” This one cant get any more clear. If you think showing up at your neighbors house unannounced and uninvited is your right as a member of the Christian community, the Bible says otherwise.