Step Nine is a culmination of the forgiveness process: forgiving ourselves / others; receiving forgiveness from God / others. But before we can forgive ourselves, we must first acknowledge the pain others have suffered because of our actions.
Healing the Shame That Binds You
by John Bradshaw
Unhealthy toxic shame learned in childhood and maintained in adulthood, is often the core component of our compulsions, co-dependencies, addictions and drives to over achieve.
Virtues ~n~ Vices :: Forgiveness
Forgiveness isn't based on merit but grace. It's a choice - a faith decision to not hold a grudge/sin against another person any longer... even ourselves.
Healing Hurts :: Anger
Anger is a wide umbrella word covering many levels of the emotion... indignation, wrath, fury, rage. How can we deal with this fire we have growing within?
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