10 relationships (6/10) - Chandler&Monica
“So you can balloon up or shrink down… and I will still love you.”
"There are very, very few places where we have the freedom to fall on our face without fear. Most of us are just trying not to screw up, barely hanging onto the artificial composure of our false paper-confidence.
The best kind of community, I’d imagine, is the one that sort of allows you to laugh at yourself for being so dang weird, where you’re a little free to be a little loopy, and if you have to screw up, they first point fingers at themselves. We could take our time with each other, and we could disagree, and we could handle rebuke with grace, and we could rebuke graciously.
In that sort of place, we wouldn’t be so scared and stiff and twitchy, because you feel like the God-created you has been the real you all along, buried under layers of socially-driven anxieties that never worked anyway."