Enmeshed vs Nurturing
I recently found this old post from Mike Cope’s blog, and wanted to share it with you here. It is a well written perspective on the concept of differentiation in the context of families. Differentiation is one of the core concepts I will be explaining and building upon in my upcoming book, which I will begin writing at a retreat this month. The book will be about the important dynamics that drive our relationships – the ones that are largely under the surface and can stay off our radar unless we know how to look for them. I’ll keep you posted on the book’s progress, and let you know when I have a working title.
For now, if you are interested in reading more on the concepts of differentiation and enmeshment, I recommend reading “ScreamFree Parenting” by Hal Edward Runkel and “Passionate Marriage” by David Schnarch.