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Recovery: Part 1

Now, it is a very curious thing that even though I left the internship, and even though it almost killed me, I still held rigidly to what I had been taught there. After all, there…


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Shannon’s Story

“I, too, was there the same year as Recovering Alumni. I think it was kind of a transition year…some of the old-timey crazy was still in full-effect, and some of the NEW! IMPROVED! CRAZY hadn’t…


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Love not Guilt

This quote has really been a blessing to me this week: Sanctification is never advanced by self-focused grief or guilt. It is energized by joy and driven by love. This is the distinction that gospelized…


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The New Legalism

Jared Wilson at the Gospel Driven Church has done some excellent writing on the nature of the Gospel and the Christ-less Christianity that inhabits much of our consciousness. He consistently takes apart our desire to…


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Torment of the Conscience

One of my favorite bloggers, the Internet Monk, has often opened my eyes to the Gospel truth and helped me untangle the burdens of a tormented conscience. No other blogger has helped in my recovery…


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The Gospel

“My hope is not in my moral progression but the cross of Jesus Christ alone.” – Matt Chandler


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When God Fails You

It is a devastating thing to feel that God has failed you. That the promises you trusted Him to keep turned to ashes in front of your eyes. That the prayers you so desperately prayed…


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Recovering from What?

Recovery from spiritual abuse is a long road. Experiencing betrayal by someone you trusted spiritually is an agnozing thing. The last place you expect to be wounded is in the Body of Christ. The emotions…


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Freedom in Christ

Everyone familiar with the internship understands the basic rules you are required to follow, i.e. no secular music, no R rated movies, no dating. But there are many other behaviors that are strongly recommended by…