In Bible study, a woman shared her story about being a mother. A few days/weeks ago, her daughter said something really hurtful to her. She cried and told her daughter that was not nice to say. Although she moved past it, she knew she now had a wall up between she and her daughter. How is it that those we love most we hurt most with our words? We know everything about that person which over time forms intimacy and in one second can be used as a lethal weapon?
This all comes down to the question: what is family and the meaning of the relationship mother, daughter, and sister? Is it our role to love, teach, and correct or just to love? What if the person you love is destroying themselves by our own individual standards?