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Groaning in suffering builds intimacy

By Dave Henning / December 23, 2017

“The difference between grumbling and groaning has a similar effect on intimacy, whether with God or with people: Groaning in suffering builds intimacy.  Grumbling destroys intimacy.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg continues Chapter 10 of I’d Like You More . . .  as he offers additional distinctions between groaning and grumbling.  John takes special note that, […]


Shattering the illusion of self-mastery

By Dave Henning / December 22, 2017

“Suffering, like love, shatters the illusion of self-mastery.  Recovering from suffering is not like recovering from a disease.  Many people don’t come out healed; they come out different. . . .  Instead of recoiling from the sort of loving commitments that often lead to suffering, they throw themselves more deeply into them.”- David Brooks, The […]



By Dave Henning / March 27, 2015

“It (love) is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.”- 1 Corinthians 13:5-6 “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”- Nelson Mandela In Chapter 2 (“Letting Go of the Hurt”) of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, Sara Hor observes that when […]

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