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October 13, 2022

Encourage, Don’t Enable: Episode 767

53:40 – 

The difference between encouraging and enabling, plus dating someone with mental health issues, and should she get back together with her ex?

Featured musical artist:  About a Mile 

Roundtable: An Encourager or an Enabler?  

We all want to be liked, and what better way to be appreciated by friends than to be an encourager?  But what do you do when someone has a bad pattern or habit in their lives? Should you call them out or sweep it under the rug and tell them they’re still a good person? Our panel of guests share about the ways they have benefitted from constructive criticism, and how you can be an encourager, without enabling poor behavior.

Culture: Dating and Mental Health Issues

Even with all of our gadgets and technology, mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are on the rise. What do you do when the person you’re dating is struggling? Dr. Karl Benzio is a friend of Boundless, and he’s also an experienced psychiatrist. He’ll address that all of us are a work in progress, and how to know if your dating relationship can survive a mental health struggle.

Link to The American Association of Christian Counselors

Link to Counseling Services

Inbox: Should I Reach Out to an Ex Again?  

She recently ended a six month relationship, but now, she’s recognizing some fears she had about marriage. They also crossed some boundary lines sexually, but they’re both repentant. Now that she recognizes the fears she had and is living repentant of the sexual sin, should she reach out to her ex or not? Counselor Tim Sanford weighs in.

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