All posts in " toxic shame "

Wipe disingenuous smiles off our faces

By Dave Henning / September 15, 2022

“The Suffering Servant invites us, in our pain, to wipe disingenuous smiles off our faces and start living honestly concerning how damaged and hurt we feel.  He commands that we be righteously angry and that we hate what is evil, even as we cling to what is good.”- Scott Sauls “Let love be genuine.  Abhor […]


Water passing through a drain hole

By Dave Henning / August 29, 2022

“The interplay between guilt and toxic shame becomes, for some of us, a distinction without a difference.  Whenever toxic shame gains a foothold, things like grace, forgiveness, and new mercies leak out of us like water passing through a drain hole.”- Scott Sauls “Heaven have mercy on us all — Presbyterians and Pagans alike — […]

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