“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.” ― Parker Palmer
Setting healthy boundaries is key to exploring your faith. John Wesley, an eighteenth century religious leader said it was imperative to “do no harm” while exploring and practicing faith.
Jesus spent time in prayer and solitude and definitely chose who he wanted to spend time with (John 15:15). He created habits and relationships that brought wholeness and healing to others and a broken world.
We all bring perspectives and experiences to this journey, for better or for worse. While we want to encourage you to open yourself to understanding and engaging with perspectives different from your own, we realize that comes with certain risks.
Being vulnerable with ourselves and others can also be risky. We risk being judged and rejected.
We all have our own non-negotiables. How far do we want to explore? Where do we want to challenge ourselves? What’s off limits? What is helpful? What might be harmful?
Who are we surrounding ourselves with? What habits and practices have we adopted that contribute to our health and well-being?
With Social Thread we help you explore your faith on your own terms through connecting you with others who are on a similar journey.
Final Step: Continue the Journey