Enabling is a huge problem for Christians. We are often trying to help but might be making matters worse.
Neil Schori has written a great article about enabling those that we love. We are literally loving them to death, as we make excuses for dysfunctional and very hurtful behaviors. I know that Neil would love for you to pass this on:
I’ve counseled people for over 10 years for just about every kind of problem under the sun. I’ve helped people with broken marriages, eating disorders, cutting, and just about every kind of addiction there is today. There is one problem that makes me more upset than just about any other. And it isn’t even the issue that is presented to me to “fix.” It is the issue BEHIND the issue. It is enabling.
Enabling can be done in a marriage when the unfaithful spouse has excuses made for him by the very wife that he betrayed. Usually it sounds…
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