The Sneaky Lies of Shame!

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Shame: Do you believe its lies? I recently spoke to someone regarding harsh words they had said to another. This acquaintance said they just “couldn’t forgive themselves.” After gently pointing out the theological inaccuracy of this statement, I started pondering their feelings of shame over the incident. From personal experience, I can tell you that shame can keep you up … Read More

6 Strides Toward Forgiveness

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Forgiveness: How do you forgive someone who has who has wronged you? Pastor Colin Smith shares six strides toward forgiveness. The article appeared first here on Unlocking the Bible is reprinted with permission. Imagine standing right next to a hurdle on a race track. You can’t jump a hurdle from a standing start. You have to take a run at it. … Read More

Rebuilding Trust After a Deep Hurt

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Rebuilding trust takes time when someone–husband or wife, or a close friend–has deeply hurt you. Do you fear forgiving the one who hurt you? This post by Donna Hart, PhD, a staff counselor at Biblical Counselor, appeared first here at her website and is used with permission. When we forgive a person who has sinned against us it means that … Read More

Forgiveness Sets You Free

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Forgiveness is something we often don’t feel like doing. It’s hard to forgive someone who has hurt us. Yet, we know it’s the right thing to do. This reassuring article by Donna Hart, PhD, a counselor at Biblical Counseling Center, appeared first here on her website and is used with permission.   Forgiveness is powerful and transformative, and yet at … Read More

Blood of Jesus: So What?

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The blood of Jesus has 6 extraordinary meanings for Christians in need of counseling. Guest writer Kevin Halloran serves with Leadership Resources International. This article first appeared here on Unlocking the Bible and is used with permission. French philosopher Voltaire and American President John Adams are famous for their criticisms of Christianity because they thought it was a “bloody religion,” with … Read More

10 Questions to Ask After a Nasty Fight

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After a nasty fight with a spouse or friend, you sort through the wreckage. These 10 questions by Pastor Deepak Reju will help you think through heart issues and sinful patterns of communications. His article first appeared here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is used with permission. –Ed. Picture your last fight with a spouse or friend. For some … Read More

Forgiveness: Is Forgiving Forgetting?

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Forgiveness: Is forgiving forgetting? What should you do when you remember the pain of a hurt? This article by guest writer Lee Lewis appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission.  I have been in and around church my entire life. As I have gotten older, there are certain “church sayings” that I have … Read More

How to Heal After Adultery

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Can your marriage survive adultery? Yes, says today’s guest blogger Julie Ganschow. It won’t be easy but because of God’s grace, a husband and wife can reconcile and grow spiritually. This article (Post-Adultery Reconciliation in Marriage by Julie Ganschow) originally appeared on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission.–Ed. While devastating and heartbreaking, infidelity in a marriage … Read More