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Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 What Do You Mean “Boundaries”? The parents of a twenty-five-year-old man came to see me (Dr. Townsend) with a common request: they wanted me to “fix” their son, Bill. When I asked where Bill was, they answered, “Oh, he didn’t want

guilty conscience

God is Greater than Your Guilty Conscience

God Says, “Repent of Your Sin, and I Will Forgive You.” David began Psalm 32 with the words: “How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. How blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit.” How blessed. In other

If we confess our sins

How Can I Forgive Myself?

For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. How often have you heard someone say, “I know God has forgiven me, but I will never be able to forgive myself”? Such self-condemnation can spring from several sources, but it is, in any case, an enemy God has

God Will Forgive But He Won't Remove the Consequences

There Are No Good Cover-Ups

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” –1 John 1:9 A great lesson to be learned from scandals is that it’s often not the initial act that destroys you; it’s the cover-up. David and Bathsheba give a perfect example. First the

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