A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself. (Leo F. Buscagliai, late motivational speaker)
TV personality Oprah Winfrey put it this way, “Don’t’ settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.” Sometimes we seem to be “trapped” in a group under the control of a strong leader or an elite few that dictate our behavior and even our thoughts. That’s a dangerous situation we must avoid. Be strong in what you believe and step away from cultic groups.
Why should my freedom be limited by what someone else thinks? (1 Corinthians 10:29)
For you have been called to live in freedom. (Galatians 5:13)