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We’re never too old to go back to school. There’s always more to learn and discover about ourselves, others, and the world around us.

Most kids look forward to the end of school – to be done with books, papers, and exams and to finally get on with the rest of life.

And certainly completing formal education is an accomplishment worth celebrating.

At the same time, this is just the beginning of our educational journey.

To achieve our full potential we must be lifelong learners – willing to go back to the school of life and relationships in every season.

For instance, learning about love languages or boundaries in relationships is not something generally taught in traditional school and we must enroll in this education ourselves.

Understanding sexual intimacy and wise financial management would fall into this need as well.

Likewise, there are also times to dive deeper in exploring our images of masculinity and how to care for our very souls.

To be sure, this list can go on and on. But the point is there’s still much to learn and often we need to go back and review what we’ve already learned.

Ignorance becomes impotence when we stop learning.

This is not to say we never gain competence or mastery in a particular area. But there remains an expectation for us to graduate and continue advancing to a higher grade.

Mastering the lessons of 1stgrade is great. But eventually we need to move on to 2nd grade, 3rdgrade, and beyond.

And this advancement doesn’t deny what was previously learned. But it does remind us we must keep going back to school in order to move toward our potential.

Set a curriculum for your life and relationships and go back to school. Continue learning and growing into God’s best.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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