forgiveness and trust

The Difference Between Forgiveness And Trust

“Forgiveness doesn't mean you forget.” This isn’t exactly a true statement. In many ways, forgiveness does mean you forget. Because forgiveness means no longer harboring the anger, pain, and agony of a past hurt. But I think people use this phrase because they’re trying to counter the perception that forgiving someone is equal to trusting them again. … Continue reading The Difference Between Forgiveness And Trust

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What To Do Instead Of Sending Thoughts And Prayers

Every time a tragedy occurs, the first thing many people do is take to social media to share their “thoughts and prayers.” Whether it’s the horrors of an active shooter, the devastation of a natural disaster, or a destructive incident involving racially motivated violence, people react on social media by posting their “thoughts and prayers” and … Continue reading What To Do Instead Of Sending Thoughts And Prayers

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4 Ways Self-Care And Positive Thinking Are Ruining Your Life

In popular culture, self-care and positive thinking have become two of the greatest strategies for living a healthy life. These life philosophies only recently moved to the forefront of our minds as a society. The campaign for self care has given overly tired, overly worked, unhealthy people the permission to let go and care for themselves. … Continue reading 4 Ways Self-Care And Positive Thinking Are Ruining Your Life

After Having A Baby, Your Faith Will Never Be The Same.

More than a few people told me that the birth of my son would change my life forever. They were right. On August 21 at 2:24am, Silas Abner Chamberlain was born. I can already see that my life will never be the same. And for the record, the pain and agony of pregnancy, labor, and delivery was … Continue reading After Having A Baby, Your Faith Will Never Be The Same.

How To Forgive Someone Who Wronged You

Forgiveness. We all want to receive it without hesitation. But we’re so reluctant to give it to others. And it's not that we don't want to forgive people who have wronged us. We know that forgiveness is a good thing. We give lip service to it. We can even wax eloquent about the virtue of it. … Continue reading How To Forgive Someone Who Wronged You

How To Read Your Bible

We all know that we should read the bible. We need to read it. But one of the most sought out questions among Christians is, “How do you read the bible?”  Is there a best way or more fruitful way to read it? Is there a right way or wrong way? Do I just read … Continue reading How To Read Your Bible

5 Reasons Why Eternal Life Isn’t Just For When You Die

“If you died today and Jesus asked you why he should let you into heaven, what would you say?”This is a question that has rung in the ears of countless American Christians for the past number of decades. It’s a question we’ve often asked when we’re trying to bring someone to a decision point where … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Eternal Life Isn’t Just For When You Die

6 Ways To Cure Your Critical Spirit

We’re all prone to having a critical spirit. Our natural tendency is to complain and criticize.Oftentimes, when we get in a habit of doing it, we can’t seem to get out of the cycle of negativity. Cynicism begins to set in, and all we can see or seem to talk about are the negative aspects … Continue reading 6 Ways To Cure Your Critical Spirit