All posts in " denial "

Compartmentalize discouragement?

By Dave Henning / September 20, 2023

“For a while, you could compartmentalize [your troubles], but now it’s just leaking over everything.  When enough time goes by and things aren’t going our way, we often deal with that prolonged discouragement with denial.”- Kyle Idleman “This went on year after year.  Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the LORD, her rival […]


Private alone time – share good things

By Dave Henning / June 24, 2020

“Good things can happen from private alone time, but even they will mean little if they can never be shared. . . .  Alone is not only no way to live, but it also keeps you from healing.”- Phil Waldrep Phil Waldrep concludes Chapter 6 of Beyond Betrayal as he notes that relationships provide the […]


Denial – never a biblical response to suffering

By Dave Henning / December 21, 2018

“So denial is never a biblical response to suffering.  If you have to deny your difficult realities to obtain some kind of temporary peace, you may enjoy temporary peace, but it’s important to know that you are not exercising biblical faith.”- Paul David Tripp In Chapter 7 (“The Denial Trap”) of Suffering, Paul David Tripp […]


Your inner guardian – armed guard protection

By Dave Henning / July 1, 2018

“Like an armed guard stationed outside of your heart, your inner guardian has been given the task of protecting you, so it lives on high alert looking for enemies.”- Christa Black Gifford “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”- Proverbs 4:23 (NLT) In today’s blog, Christa Black Gifford […]


Anger repressed

By Dave Henning / July 19, 2016

“Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.”- Dr. Joyce Brothers “Anger was designed to be a visitor, never a resident, in the human heart.”- Dr. Gary Chapman Dr. Gary Chapman begins Chapter 6 (“Explosions and Implosions”) of Anger by noting that “implosive anger can be as damaging as explosive expressions of […]

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