Accompanying

A woman with an alcoholic husband told me how disturbed she was by the actions of her husband.

 

She felt helpless yet had pressure from others to ‘fix it’.

 

As I listened, I said to her that she could not fix it!

 

He has to do something about the situation himself.

 

Surly he needs help, but no one can help him unless he allows others to help him.

 

It is a classic example of ‘Though Love’.

 

Though love is always about loving and it is not about fixing someone up.

 

Neither is it about punishing someone.

 

It has a lot to do with the truth and walking with someone.

 

There is a place for challenging, boundary setting.

 

It is also about helping someone to help themselves.

 

It is also about not giving up on someone… It is about loving…