YOU WILL BE SURPRISED There is a core misunderstanding among Evangelicals, Protestants and Catholics today with regard to rabbinical writings on forgiveness. In Matthew 18:21, an enthusiastic Peter asks Jesus “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” The typical explanation follows these lines. “Jewish […]
Holiday family gatherings can be great–or they can be awkward and even toxic. We want to help you. We will focus this year on those so-called “daddy-issues.” By the way, let’s not be extremist. Think of a spectrum from 0-10 where 0 is horrific and abusive daddy issues and 10 is zero daddy issues. Most likely you, or some person that you know, are somewhere in-between. The fact is that only Jesus had no daddy-issues. So. at FP we just like to take people where they are and help them move toward a healthier experience of relationships. Simple. Let’s lean into this together so that your holiday experience is better than it was last year.
“When I started the Forgiving Path, I was skeptical thinking that the crimes committed will not only be ignored, “whatever” and my complaint won’t be heard, “so sad, too bad! Sucks to be you!”. After all, the judge of all the earth has much “bigger things to do”. After the station 7, I was able […]
When I went thru the Forgiving Path, I did so out of curiosity and with more of an academic mindset. I wanted to “check it out” to see if it really did work, if the FP could be an effective means to work out issues involving and understanding forgiveness. But I also wanted to understand […]
This quote is from an excellent paper “Justice: The Foundation of a Christian Approach to Abuse” (presented by Rachael Denhollander at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society) https://www.fathommag.com/stories/justice-the-foundation-of-a-christian-approach-to-abuse [bctt tweet=”…Forgiveness is not the foregoing of the claims of justice, but a recognition that in Christ, through the cross, the ultimate claims of […]
Narcissists can’t forgive! OK, put this in the category of ‘No kidding!’According to a 2004 study by Julie Exline (et al) published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Vol 87, 2004), narcissism is a “robust distinct predictor of unforgiveness”.It would seem that the narcissisist’s innate expectation of special treatment and preoccupation of defending […]