Sometimes we bend over backwards and jump through hoops in order to avoid conflict. While taking my daughters to gymnastics I learned a few things about the art of tumbling and keeping your balance. I thought they would be doing flips and splits, summersaults and the high bar in the first week. Instead they began with simple skill development, but it wasn’t long before they were jumping through hoops and bending over backwards like pretzels.
Young love believes and hopes all things wonderful. I have learned that where there are people, there are problems. And yet it is the special people in our lives that make life so rewarding, so meaningful. When conflict comes, not if, we either have the skills to steer through these very rolling rapids or we lose our balance and capsize. These times are not pretty!