All posts in " benevolent detachment "

Untangled from all that distraction

By Dave Henning / January 18, 2023

“Because our attention is ruled 99 percent of the time by the Midlands and the Shallows, we have to get untangled form all that distraction to ‘descend.’   This is where benevolent detachment comes in — learning to give everyone and everything over to God.”- John Eldredge John Eldredge concludes Chapter 8 of Resilient with the […]


Release everything to God

By Dave Henning / September 2, 2020

“As we mature God asks us to release everything.  This is not another set of losses; this is utterly relieving.  Finally, our entire being can be o ne with God.  From there we can sort the rest out.”- John Eldredge “I am the vine; you are the branches.  If you remain in me and I […]


We practice belief – to find more of God

By Dave Henning / August 30, 2020

” . . . that’s exactly what we do to find more of God — we practice belief.  We exercise it.  We begin by transferring the faculty of belief from our feelings to our will.  This takes some getting used to, but we employ a bit of benevolent detachment from our own emotional rollercoaster.  Not […]


Benevolent detachment – the practice

By Dave Henning / August 3, 2020

“Over time I’ve found no better practice to help clear out my cluttered soul than the practice of benevolent detachment.  The ability to let it go, walk away — not so much physically but emotionally, soulfully.”- John Eldredge (emphasis author’s) “Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou are full, that thou mayest be filled […]

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