Loving Our Hard-to-Love People

Valentine’s Day is behind us, and now looms the rest of the year. The many days and weeks that we have to actually love people instead of just thinking Hallmarky thoughts. I know I’m not easy to love, and neither are the people closest to me. We all have our hang-ups.

But there are some ways to love people, even our hardest-to-love ones, that are full of freedom and joy instead of grief and frustration. In today’s video, I share four tools that help us do just that.

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Loving people is not an easy job, even with the best relational tools, and we’ll mess it up quite often as we get better at it. But as G. K. Chesterton said, “if a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly at first.” So give one of the tips a try today.

I’d love to hear from you so I can support you on this journey! Contact me at LaurieWallin@gmail.com, or if you’d like to join the discussion about today’s post, please leave a comment here.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. says

    I can relate to that…being the best “you”, being true to who you are and want to be even around someone who rubs all of your sore spots really raw. I find a lot of my anger comes from that person NOT giving me what I wish they would/should in terms of love, kindness, loyalty, thoughtfulness.


  2. says

    I wasn't able to view this video (due to my dinosaur computer) but I still wanted to leave a comment. This a topic I think about often as I have a spouse with mental illness. I have to often make conscious reminders to myself when things happen as to what is and is not in his control. I also go to great lengths to help him maintain stability.