“God’s intention is that we grow up into mature men and women transformed by the indwelling presence of Christ. We honor our parents, culture, and histories but obey God.” (pg. 103)
“Grow up into mature men & women”. A process involving setting down our “emotional bags” that we carry for security/comfort. I don’t know about yours, but mine are pretty heavy. The weight comes from 30+ years of lying to myself and trying to live up to everyone else’s expectations. I’m ready to set them down. Are you? If the answer is yes, ask God to reveal correlations from past relationships & experiences & how they are impacting your life today. His grace will sustain you in the journey back … to move forward.