In the “Baby Blues” cartoon strip from Sunday, March 15, the mom (Wanda) is giving the dad (Darryl) a double message. But thank goodness, he and his friend Mike get it.
It’s not good to manipulate people with your double messages, and, equally as important, it’s not good to ignore the commitments you’ve already made to your spouse. Both are equally true!
And yes, sometimes we do need the grace to renounce manipulative double-messages and instead use our words to bless the people around us – even if it means giving them freedom to shoot hoops instead of going shopping … or vice versa!