Here’s an idea to help you navigate this step. Ask your support group or your good friends if you could work on boundaries with them. They will show you their true value in their response to your truth-telling. Either they’ll warmly cheer you on in being able to disagree with and confront them, or they’ll resist you. Either way, you’ll learn something. A good supportive relationship cherishes the no of all parties involved. The members know that true intimacy is only built around the freedom to disagree: “He who conceals his hatred has lying lips” (Proverbs 10:18). Begin practicing your no with people who will honor it and love you for it. READ MORE
Tolerance doesn’t mean what it used to me anymore. In years past, it meant respecting other people even if you can’t embrace their lifestyle. Nowadays a militant attitude prevails.
“Agree with me and embrace my choices, or else.”
Friends are welcome who can disagree with me, and yet be my friend, too.