Q&A: We Need a Christ-Centered Theology of Trauma
Therapist Hermeisha Hopson offers a clinically informed, scripturally sound approach to treating #MeToo victims and other survivors.
forgive that individual. From your perspective as a counselor with a Christian worldview, where does forgiveness fit into this process? We see throughout
Opinion | Church
God’s Message to #MeToo Victims and Perpetrators
Scripture offers a radical framework for understanding anger and forgiveness.
God's Message to #MeToo Victims and Perpetrators. Scripture offers a radical framework for understanding anger and forgiveness. “What do you think about forgiveness?” she asked.
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
That hope in Christ laid the foundation for ten Boom to do what seemed impossible: offer forgiveness to her captors. In The Hiding Place, ten Boom described
Opinion | Family
How to Stay Married When You’re Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents
When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
people.”. Dig deep into forgiveness and grace. imagined. As is often the case for broken parent-child relationships, healing is slow and forgiveness multi-layered.
Why Abortion Workers Need Our Forgiveness and Support
Some pro-life advocates view Planned Parenthood employees as killers complicit in crimes. Abby Johnson sees them as people worth rescuing.
interview. Why Abortion Workers Need Our Forgiveness and Support. What brings me the greatest joy is when they realize that they are worthy and that forgiveness is possible for them.
I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family
How Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza found forgiveness.
interview. I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family. How Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza found forgiveness. How did this help you grasp forgiveness?
Opinion | Discipleship
What the Kavanaugh Saga Says About Our View of Sin
Our political loyalties often prevent us from thinking biblically about the human condition.
Scripture teaches us to acknowledge the depth of our capacity for sin, but it also encourages us to leave room for reconciliation, forgiveness, and growth in ourselves and in one another
Opinion | Family
Before I Could Forgive, I Had to Lament
I needed to do more than hide my bruises and cover my pain.
This is the prayer for forgiveness. We may not often think about this, but forgiveness—as an honest prayer to God for deliverance—can be a form of lament.
Opinion | Sexuality
What I Learned from Same-Sex Abuse Inside the Church
My church mishandled my case. Yours doesn’t have to.
door was opened. After our final encounter, we asked each other's forgiveness and thereafter managed not to sexually engage again. When I asked
Opinion | Discipleship
Forgiveness: It's Not as Simple as It SoundsSubscriber access only
Unpacking—and living—what the Bible really says
Opinion | Discipleship. Forgiveness: It's Not as Simple as It Sounds. Unpacking—and living—what What Forgiveness Is and Isn't. Forgiveness, by definition, is
Opinion | Sexuality
Jackie Hill Perry: You Are Not Your Temptations
Three insights for understanding same-sex attraction and sanctification.
Shame wants us to believe it is accurate in its evaluation of us—that we are too wretched to be made new. Too dirty to be made clean. Too prone to sin for forgiveness to matter.
Opinion | Sexuality
With Sexual Sin, Truth and Mercy Triumph over Judgment
What I've learned from both sides of a hard conversation.
about it more than anyone. He forgives her sin and from that deep forgiveness grows the possibility of love and holiness. She walks, lives, and breathes
When You've Been Wronged
Is forgiveness more important than justice?
excerpt. When You've Been Wronged. Is forgiveness more important than justice? And what is the responsibility of people of faith? Is forgiveness more important than justice? Two chairs.
Opinion | Pop Culture
I Forgave My Teen Daughter’s KillerSubscriber access only
The gospel taught me that forgiveness is not a pardon.
Opinion | Pop Culture. I Forgave My Teen Daughter's Killer. The gospel taught me that forgiveness is not a pardon. Who taught you what forgiveness was?
‘Queen Esther Inspired Me to Speak Up,’ Says Nassar Victim
A biblical role model prompted Larissa Boyce to stand against her abuser. Her church supports her story.
Nonetheless, she believes that if Nassar can truly acknowledge the pain he has caused, he can receive God's forgiveness. Boyce said the closest she
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When It's Hard to Call God "Father"Subscriber access only
For Jo Saxton, growing to know God as Father meant a long journey of forgiveness.
For Jo Saxton, growing to know God as Father meant a long journey of forgiveness. I connected with Jo to hear more about her journey of healing, forgiveness, and faith.
Opinion | Family
6 Ways to Survive the Grief of Childlessness
In a time of loss and lament, here’s how I found spiritual solace.
Nowhere is God's loyal love on greater display than in Psalms. Again and again, the psalmists ask God for redemption, aid, protection, and forgiveness.
Opinion | Church
Six Ways to Support and Challenge Those Who Leave Church
How churchgoers can journey with their “done” brothers and sisters.
pastors. My friends saw past my self-defensiveness and anger and in so doing helped me to move toward forgiveness of those who'd violated my trust.
Opinion | Church
Swipe Right for Jesus
How Tinder helped me come to terms with my evangelical identity.
Above it, I feel hope, life, and forgiveness filling my chest, and it doesn't matter what anybody tweets. I know the good news, and I'm ready to share it.
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
There, my new friends and I were all literate in the same Protestant way, versed in the biblical trajectory of creation, sin, guilt, grace, redemption, forgiveness. She prays for forgiveness.
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