Guilt

Dealing with Disappointment in Self

Disappointment in self
Who hasn't felt it?
Chatter of internal communication
Falls silent
Image of parent past
Comes to life
Bigger than life
Immovable
...and angry.
Visceral dread
Spreads.
Tightness in throat
Shallowness of breathing
Bowing of head
Awareness narrows
Awaiting arrows
Certainly deserved...

SURPRISE!!
It's a FEELING!!

Deep breath
Expanded focus
Gaze lifts
Shoulders relax
Honest reflection sorts wheat from chaff
Chatter begins
Balance restored
Everything flows
Decisions made
Self released...

Forgiveness is such a gift.

Healing from Sexual Abuse

If you have been the victim of sexual abuse, this booklet will start you on the path to healing.

If You Have Committed Adultery

The adulterer is hurting themselves more than the people they have betrayed. They too are suffering and need God's love healing.

We all know about the commandment to not commit adultery but obviously we have not taken it very seriously. Why is that? Why are Christians committing adultery? It is because they are dispassionate Christians who have not learned, nor have been taught to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and that Christianity is a lifestyle. They do not know that the Kingdom of God is already here!

Dealing with the Aftereffects of Abortion

Recovery from abortion can be complex. Here is guidance for you.

Sin, Guilt and Forgiveness

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 1:10-2:2 NRSV

Taking the First Step: You Have the Key

You look ahead with such despair
and feel all hope is gone,
for life has been so difficult
already you feel worn.

But living life in happiness
is not so hard to do,
first make somebody happy
and joy will come to you.

But if you fear rejection
of love you have to give
and fear to reach your hand out
you'll never learn to live.

The first step is the hardest,
just take it and you'll see
that life is worth the living
for now you hold the key.
~ Ruth March 1978

Combating Shame in Eating Disorder Recovery

Oh, the deep embarrassment, the disgrace we sometimes feel over having an eating disorder. Perhaps you can relate to that feeling, but please know that you don't deserve to feel shame over having an eating disorder. Whether it's an eating disorder, an addiction, an addictive behavior or some kind of stronghold, we all struggle with something as we go through this life.

Combating Guilt in Eating Disorder Recovery

From guilt over practicing eating disorder behaviors to guilt over other things such as school matters, decisions, parenting or relationships, guilt can seem like a constant companion when you have an eating disorder. You may even feel guilty just for the fact that you have an eating disorder.

In order to combat guilt in Christian eating disorder recovery, ask yourself if your guilt is legitimate. In other words, have you sinned? If so, then it is time to confess to God whatever it is that has brought on the guilt. If not, then you do not deserve to feel that guilt. Even if your guilt is legitimate, you do not have to remain bound to those feelings of guilt.

Unspoken Expectations


…get me in a lot of trouble.

I got disappointed this week.

Disclaimer: I’m only telling this story because I think it contains some valuable lessons. The details don’t matter—this is about my personal failure, nothing else.

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A couple of years ago I was invited to be a very small part of a project. No contracts or financial commitments, just a small once-per-week contribution. Four other people, all much more qualified and credible, also joined. I felt pleased and honored to be included.

Subtle Sins Worksheet

Worksheet to help you identify and overcome subtle sins in your life.

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