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julie

"I find that I tend to measure my words around people who talk about others in their conversations." Me too. Thanks for the reminder to be careful.

Dan Horwedel

Great series, Jim. Thanks.

Bill

What a great post, Jim! There are a few people with whom I’ve shared a reciprocal “safe place” type relationship. These relationships have on the whole been mutually beneficial.

However, there is the time when what I thought was a “safe place” relationship really wasn’t. Thankfully, I awakened, rather was awakened, before I opened myself up too much—somewhat like the last scenario you discuss. Thus, the damage was limited.

Again, thanks for sharing this. Blessings to all, -bw

Jim Martin

Dan--Thank you very much...

Julie--I suspect there are many of us who do this. Kind of sad that this is so necessary at times.

Jim Martin

Bill, I wonder how many people have had an experience like yours--thinking you had a safe place relationship and then finding out it wasn't.

Glad the damgage in your case was limited.

Thanks Bill--

Ted Gossard

Jim, How true. Good words. Few places/people like that. Although maybe there's more than I think. I truly believe there are people out there who are safe, but little realize the ministry they can have.

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