If you hang around UGM for any time at all, you’ll hear talk of the difference between “checking the boxes” and pursuing real life change. Even when you’re checking the boxes for all the right reasons – like a mom trying to get her children back - it’s not sustainable. Transformation doesn’t start with outward behavior. It starts with heart change.
Elizabeth grew up learning more about rules than about love. Rules, however, did not equal order and stability.