Joining Kate Motaung and other courageous writers who are part of the Five Minute Friday Community. Today’s prompt is “Dance.”
The dance of anger, The dance of intimacy, The dance of deception, The dance of fear, and The mother dance. These are all titles of non-fiction books written by Dr. Harriet Lerner, on of my favorite authors and clinical psychologist. Dr. Lerner’s books speak to the issues women face in family relationships.
I like the idea of a relationship as a dance .. with steps and music that are familiar to the partners. The challenges come when one of the partners decides to make a change to the steps and the music, based on the perception that the current dance is unhealthy or unsatisfying. I think of the confusion and even resistance with which the other partner, who is satisfied with the way things are, can respond. But I believe the challenges can be overcome when both partners are committed to pleasing the One who gives songs in the night and allow Him to dictate both the steps and music of the relationship.