Building Healthy Boundaries

What to Do When Others Fail Us So, what happens when we fulfill our responsibilities to others, but they don’t fulfill theirs?  If we are the recipients of a violation, we can set boundaries to protect ourselves from the violation recurring.  But we can’t change the other person’s heart.  Rather than attempting to balance an […]

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Grieving What We’ve Lost

While forgiveness allows us the opportunity to remove the toxins of an injustice committed against us, we must also deal with those wounds that stem from neglect in our early lives, that we learned about early in this book.  What people didn’t or couldn’t do for us can create just as much (if not more) […]

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God’s Way Of Forgiving

When we get in touch with the heart of God, we discover that His methods of operation are entirely different from our own ways (see Isaiah 55:8-9).  In fact, God tells us in His word that we are actually to get revenge on our enemies by showing them love and forgiving them.  God calls us […]

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Believing We Don’t Need Forgiveness

When considering a serious inventory of our sin, if we find ourselves saying, “I’m not that bad compared to…” there is a major barrier in our lives that will inhibit our further growth and freedom.  Simply put, we won’t receive the remedy if we can’t see that a problem exists.  Many times, we fool ourselves […]

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Overcoming Painful Emotions

It’s More Than Just “Getting Over It” Dealing with painful emotions can be the most difficult challenge we face in our healing journey.  Simply “getting over them” (as some may have told us to do) is difficult, if not impossible.  True Christ-centered healing begins with learning how to stabilize our emotions and submitting them to […]

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