There’s more to God than demands and rules.
Some parents have portrayed God to their children as an unforgiving rule maker. While God has set up a system for living that is for our benefit, He was also gracious enough to send His Son to pay for our sins with His life. Grace is God’s antidote for shame.
Don’t hold on to the past too tightly.
You can infect your children with the same shame-based thinking you were taught or you can be the transitional generation. Do the hard work necessary to gain a biblical perspective on your worth. Spiritual health is caught more than taught. [Read more…]