Monthly Archives: February 2011

Recognize Righteousness

Today, we move into the second part of our series, Removing the Roadblocks to Forgiveness. During Part One, we learned that anger, fear, lack of trust, low self-esteem, guilt, revenge, pride, hatred, and depression stand as roadblocks to forigiving. In … Continue reading

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Use Forgiveness to Overcome Depression

Yesterday, we learned that unforgiveness can lead to depression. When we harbor negative thoughts toward our perpetrators or ourselves, we create a ‘leak’ in our brain’s serotonin supply–the feel-good chemical that helps us to feel happy. Today, we learn about … Continue reading

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Unforgiveness Can Cause Depression

Today, we learn about the ninth, and final, obstacle to forgiveness: depression. This concept is part of my series, Removing the Roadblocks to Forgiveness. What is depression?From a clinical perspective, depression often occurs when the brain cannot hold onto serotonin, … Continue reading

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Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner

Today, we are scheduled to learn about how hatred prevents us from forgiving as we continue with our series, Removing the Roadblocks to Forgiveness. Recent events in my life have really helped me to put into practice an important concept: … Continue reading

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Pray for Me Today

I would like to ask you to pray for my family and for me today. My father will be sentenced for the crime of molesting one of his granddaughters. Ask God to reveal his love and grace through us as … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Pride

We continue today with our discussion about pride, the seventh obstacle in our series, Removing the Roadblocks to Forgiveness. Last time, we learned that pride prevents us from forgiving others, because we see ourselves as superior to those who have … Continue reading

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Unforgiveness is a Pride Issue

We continue today with our series, Removing the Roadblocks to Forgiveness, with a lesson about pride. This is the seventh out of nine roadblocks that we will cover. Excessive pride is a tell-tale sign of an unforgiving spirit.When we encounter … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Vengeful Thinking

Yesterday, we learned that childhood sexual abuse creates anger within us. When that anger remains unexpressed, it can often evolve into fantasies of revenge. At times, it bubbles over as passive-aggressive behavior. Today, we learn how to let go of … Continue reading

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