Another idea given in the message I mentioned in my last post was "you are filled up in order to be poured out." Basically the idea being, "God wants you to be healthy for the sake of others." -- which is a pious way to say "we shouldn't have to learn self-control, or be self-sacrificing… Continue reading The Silliness of “Saying ‘No’ to Sickness” – Some Additional Thoughts
So I recently put "a command to love yourself" into a search engine to see what I'd get... I'm not sure why, but I was kinda surprised at the litany of stuff actually arguing for the idea. However, I shouldn't have been surprised, because the American Dream has always - in one way or another… Continue reading The Implications of Believing There’s a Command to Love Yourself
"You can't love others well until you love yourself." I've heard the phrase (or at least something like it) used as a starting point for a self-help message by a "preacher" on tv and seen it plastered on pictures online... The tv personality (and most of the professing Christians that I have heard/seen use the… Continue reading A Command to Love Yourself?