Posts Tagged "Forgiveness"

Thoughts on “Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection”

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Neale Davis, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your dad says he’ll pick you up Friday afternoon and the two of you will go camping for the weekend.  You don’t see him much because your parents are divorced and you live with your mom.  The thought of your dad taking you camping feels so great.  In fact, it makes you feel normal because your friend’s parents aren’t divorced and their dad does things with them all the time.  So you tell them that you and your dad are going camping this weekend.  You pack your things and get your sleeping bag out.  Friday is here and you sit on the doorstep waiting for your dad.  He never shows.  He never...

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The Forgiveness Trap

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Brad Hambrick | 0 comments

Eventually they come to the person they offended and say, “I was wrong for doing what I did. Will you forgive me?” The trap has been set. But wait a minute. You’re thinking, “What is wrong with that?” Nothing. That is exactly what should happen. I am not saying that the trap is manipulative or intentional. So what is the trap? The trap is an immediate role reversal in which if the offended person does not promptly reply with absolute forgiveness, the sinner versus saint roles are reversed. The white hat and the black hat switch heads. Oftentimes a hesitancy in forgiveness is perceived (or...

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