Christian BoyLove Forum #63916
.....it is possible to go out into the world and have positive relationships with others, and it is possible to face rejection, without handing out one's serenity to another human.
I have a large real-world social circle that fills many of my emotional needs, and I somehow hope I am filling some of theirs in the process. It is a great situation. But I never would have reached that point if I did not outright accept that my serenity and peace of mind could not come from any of them - that comes from my relationship with God, so who am I to let another's rejection get in the way of that gift?