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Category Archives: Guilt

Whining or Biblical Burden Sharing?

The Bible does not expect change to occur in isolation or privately. Actually, the Bible seems to assume that the more private we keep our struggles (both sin and suffering) the more intense our struggles will become. Therefore, let us “whine” like the Bible models—by biblical burden sharing. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Guilt, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , ,

Regret: Lingering Reminders of Our Humanity

Regret, simply put, is lingering sadness about a moment, a season, or a series of events from the past. It is different from temporal sadness. Temporary sadness is a normal human responses to undesirable circumstances. Lingering sadness does not end and should not be the norm for a Christian. There are two ways in which bad things happen to me: (1) I make mistakes and (2) others make mistakes which impact me. Continue reading

Topics: Conflict, Forgiveness, Guilt, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Control | Tags: , , ,

The Down-to-Earth Gospel for Parenting

There are so many things that I aim to impart to my children before they venture off on their own. Yet, I am convinced what they most need is the full-bodied gospel, which includes a down-to-earth theology of sin. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Communication, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Guilt, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Grace of Conviction

What is the difference between condemnation and conviction? Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Guilt, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sin | Tags: , , , , ,

Rape, Sexual Assault, and Consent

With the prevalence of sexual violence, it is important to have a clear definition of sexual assault and consent. Many victims are not sure if what happened to them was assault, and the shame and pressure to remain silent lead to a recurring cycle of traumatization. Continue reading

Topics: Fear/Worry, Guilt, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Teens, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

Debt Is A Lot Like Porn

In this post, I will look at six parallels between debt and pornography. As you read through these reflections, there are several ways I would want to frame your thoughts. Continue reading

Topics: Guilt, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Sexual Purity, Temptation | Tags: , , , , , ,

Living to Please God . . . Really?

Are you ever discouraged in your walk with Christ? Do your good intentions and daily reality tend to go something like this counselee’s? 5:00 AM BEEP . . . BEEP . . . BEEP . . . BEEP. Get up. … Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Christian Living, Guilt, People in Need of Care, Sanctification, Sin, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Forgiveness for Moms Who Fail

In my twenty-five years of pastoral ministry, I don’t think I have met a mom, including a preschool mom, who feels like she has done a good enough job. Most mothers labor under the weight of guilt—of frustrated ideals, imperfect … Continue reading

Topics: Forgiveness, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Grace, Guilt, People in Need of Care | Tags: , , , ,

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