Corruption of nurture by confusion over responsibility and concern is an important concept that is introduced in our Biblical Femininity study. Determining what our responsibilities are in terms of tasks is at times relatively easy. Discerning what our responsibilities are within specific relationships or situations is trickier and requires much thought, prayer, and input from others.

For example, if your sister is unstable and struggles with addiction or mental illness, what exactly is your responsibility to her struggle? If your spouse is overweight, what is your responsibility in his struggle? For those situations it may be helpful to take a relationship or situation and break it down to determine what specifically you are responsible for and what is a concern that you need to entrust to God.

Responsibility v Concern Circles