How can abused children choose their feelings?

In response to Angela, a subscriber, who wanted to know how the idea that our feelings come from what we think, not what happens to us, applies to children: As children, the principle that we feel the way we do because we believe what we think, was equally applicable, it’s just that nobody told us that! So, we, like everyone else around us, blindly believed

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Christ Modeled Forgiveness, Not Victim Consciousness …

I understand how “pollyannish” forgiveness can appear to some, especially if we think forgiveness means that we must “pretend” or tolerate abuse! And yet, when we look to the Christ example, we come to see that a big part of what He did was to demonstrate the power of forgiveness in the midst of unthinkable abuse. Jesus IS the ultimate model of what it is

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