We all have those people in our lives whom we love, but just ask too much of us.
Establishing limitations in relationships can be hard, but we need boundaries. Even Jesus did it when he spent time with just his disciples, or just his apostles; or just Peter, James, and John; or even just his father in heaven.
Fr. Mike explains not just why we need boundaries, but how we could do so without coming across as glib or too harsh.
He talks about how establishing boundaries will help us more effectively live the Christian life, and even help the one to whom those boundaries apply.
For more from Fr. Mike on friendship, take a look at his video, Don’t Have Any Friends?
Don’t forget to check out Fr. Mike’s newest project Quick Catholic Lessons with Fr. Mike, a feature-packed teacher’s guide designed to accompany Fr. Mike’s most popular videos, presented on a convenient DVD. Teachers, catechists, and youth ministers can supplement USCCB curriculum, prompt small-group discussion, and answer students’ questions easily and powerfully with this teacher’s guide and DVD.
MORE FROM FR. MIKE:
Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God
Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith
Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed
YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body
Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz