March 20, 2016 | Josh McPherson | Marriage
Two things you can know for sure going into marriage- you will sin against your spouse, and your spouse will sin against you. But if there's no mechanism in the marriage to deal with the hurt and pain this causes, the marriage will not grow strong. Betrayal, broken trust, harsh words, broken agreements, disrespect, emotional abandonment, infidelity, jealousy, unmet expectations... the list is long of how we can wound our spouse. So what do we do when we've been hurt the deepest by the one we vowed to love the most? We engage in the most powerful act a marriage can experience... forgive. But when the pain is deep, this can feel impossible.
October 26, 2014 | Josh McPherson
External suffering as a result of painful circumstance is obvious to see, but internal suffering that no one sees is often even more painful. Grief from loss, guilt from unconfessed sin, and bitterness from hurt inflicted by others can traumatize and haunt us. What does it look like to walk in the freedom of forgiveness?