At Grace Life International, we have asked thousands of Christians if they grew up feeling loved. Most people said “yes.” But, the next question we ask is often answered differently, “Did you feel accepted growing up?” Many people said “no” or “I’m not sure.” How would you answer that answer? I’m not asking if your
Archives for September 2016
If God loves us, shouldn’t trusting Him diminish our problems? Some Christians believe that trusting God means we shouldn’t have any trials and our lives should always be great. This kind of thinking comes in many different forms, such as: “If I really trusted God, I would never have financial problems.” “If I really trusted
Researchers tell us that over 80% of people around the world suffer from low self-esteem. Are you truly lovable, and if so, why?
If you’ve ever felt burned out because of religious legalism, you may think that the idea of “pleasing God” is no longer necessary. In fact, you may consider the very idea of pleasing God simply another form of legalism. I (Mark Maulding) understand what you mean. I, too, was once a casualty of legalism, burned