Category Archives: Guilt

When your past revisits you

Is it possible to carry deep resentment without being aware of the power it holds over you? Consider the story of a woman who learned the power of suppressed resentment. Fifteen years after a tragic accident, she came to terms … Continue reading

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When trust is deeply broken

  What do you do when someone betrays you? I am talking about someone you love, not an acquaintance. How do you restore a broken relationship? You just forgive the person, right? After all, God forgave you, so who are … Continue reading

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Overcoming a painful past

  My grandfather was an alcoholic for most of his adult life. Like many alcoholics, he was functional during the day and drunk most nights. My mother recently told me that she never had a single meaningful conversation with her … Continue reading

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Five resources for guilt and forgiveness

  Dealing with guilt Eight possible reasons we still feel guilty Guarding cherished resentments A closer look at forgiveness Forgive or else!

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How people experience guilt and shame

Have you ever heard of the term elentics?  Don’t bother with google because you won’t find much about it. Elentics comes from a Greek word translated into the english word “convict” ( ἐλέγχω / elencho). It means to expose, convict or reprove. Jesus used this word … Continue reading

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To young leaders and Christian counselors (pt 2)

Five examples of counseling from real-life cases I ended my first post to young leaders by emphasizing that Christian counselors have a unique advantage of being holistically honest in dealing with human problems. We know that God has made us physical, … Continue reading

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Why do I still feel guilty?

  Eight possible reasons- You were in the wrong and you know it. You’ve sinned. What should you do? Confess your sins to God. Be honest with God. Come clean. Don’t make excuses. Tell God that you know you’re wrong … Continue reading

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