Oedipus or Intimacy


What are you yearning for in your partnership? Do you want more safety, affection, truth, comfort, joy and intimacy? 24 couples involved in the CLE community met together for a weekend of learning, growing and transforming ourselves as well as our couples. It was an inspiring time of experiencing people willing to trust each other to be genuine, truthful and caring.

 

People told the truth about where they were struggling. They shared vulnerably about what they yearned for with their partners. There was a shared hunger to learn how to be Christ in their relationships with one another.

 

We looked at the Myth of Oedipus and were reminded of how powerfully our parents’ relationships impacted who we chose to marry as well as how we interact with each other. We saw how the wounds and unfinished business carried by our parents was passed on to each of us. The unresolved competition and conflict between our parents profoundly impacted our beliefs about life and marriage.

 

We recognized that our parents loved us and yet also influenced us in ways they were often unaware of. We saw that it was now our responsibility to do the work we need to do in order to heal and not pass on the pain to the next generation.

 

We gained a vision for what it would look like to bring Christ into our relationships with one another. We saw couples telling truths, working through resentments, forgiving each other, revealing their longings, playing, and touching affectionately. Basically, we were learning how to experience the many facets of love.

 

Isn’t that what it all boils down to? Jesus said it simply, “Love God and love your neighbor.” May it be so. We invite you to come and experience this life transforming community we are creating at the Center for Christian Life Enrichment. We are looking for more playmates!

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Published: 20.02.2014 / 03:59 PM

Category: Grappling with God,Relationships,Spiritual Growth