A friend and I were chatting today about relationships, friendships etc. and the phrase ‘safe people’ came into the conversation.
It’s a concept that has been introduced into current culture from a few different sources. The idea relates to having people in your life that you feel ‘safe’ with. This isn’t about physical safety, but emotional safety. People whom you can be honest with; people you can disagree with and know that you’ll still be treated with respect and love. Safe people are people who will also be honest with you, even when you don’t like what they have to say, but their honesty will be seasoned with grace and kindness, not judgment and criticism.
Safe people listen, but safe people also ask questions; not to debate you, but because they truly want to understand.
Do you have ‘safe’ people in your life?
More important, are you a ‘safe’ person for the others in your life?