Credo for Relationships

I was at Christ the King Retreat House yesterday giving a retreat day for women.  During a break, I looked through a binder of art work by one of the recently deceased priests on the retreat house staff.

One of the items was a drawing accompanying Virgina Satir’s Credo for Relationships.  it is not something I had seen before, but I thought it worth sharing.  It describes well the ingredients of a healthy, loving relationship between partners and friends.

I want to love you without clutching
Appreciate you without judging
Join you without invading
Invite you without demanding
Leave you without guilt
Criticize you without blaming
And help you without insulting

If I can have the same from you
Then we can truly meet and enrich each other.

I know where my growing edges are as I read those lines.  You might consider where among those lines is the challenge for you.


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