If you want any hope of change, freedom, progress, recovery, and growth: you’ll need to confront yourself, too. The quickest way to not grow is to surround yourself with yes-men, … Continue reading Here’s the Truth: Hear the Truth
“May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. “May God bless you with anger at … Continue reading Strength to Fight.
There is a particular Christianese language that demonizes “the enemy” and “the infidel,” in which “God is on my side” and “They’re holding me back.” This triumphalistic self-affirming theology, wrapped … Continue reading No, Fellow Christians.
I fell for the romanticized, destructive idea in both church culture and pop culture that we must constantly “love and forgive and give away,” a sort of martyr-hero syndrome that … Continue reading Love Doesn’t Enable, But Empowers.
Things I’ve learned not to say in the hospital at the very moment of pain and tragedy: “Everything will be okay.” “You’re so strong!” “Pain is what forces you to … Continue reading 15 Things I’ve Learned Not to Say at the Hospital