Messages from Young Adults

Archive for January, 2011

Lesson 5: Guilt

This week’s teaching is about guilt. I took a psychology class this past semester that taught me on how to differentiate between guilt and shame. Shame is a manifestation of guilt. Guilt has been defined by psychologists as the state of having committed an offense, crime, violation or wrong especially against moral or penal law […]

Lesson 4: Relationships

Lesson 4: Relationships

It really bugs me. I thought he was just a grumpy old man with issues.  The way he was so possessive, such a control freak, and over what – some silly unnoticeable church position. It was his duty to make sure things went just right in his department.  If you interfered without his knowledge and […]

Culture first, Christ later

Culture first, Christ later

I met her my second week in Thailand. She doesn’t speak much English but her smile speaks volumes, making up for what words cannot say. She has a Thai nickname that is easier to remember and so it has been easy for us to become friends. She comes to church every weekend, most Friday nights […]

Lesson 3: Stress

Lesson 3: Stress

It creeps it’s way from your trembling fingertips up your sleeve and grabs hold of your chest.  Your neck begins to stiffen and your head throbs in annoying agony. Your relief may be hours, days, years away.  It could take the fierce gentle massage during weekly therapy sessions, an hour of uncontrollable crying, or a […]

Lesson 2: Anxiety

Lesson 2: Anxiety

On Sunday, she worries about what she’ll wear to work tomorrow. On Monday, he’s anxious about tomorrow’s evaluation.  On Tuesday, she wonders how in the world she’ll make it in time for Prayer Meeting. Wednesday he’s afraid he won’t meet his Friday deadline. Thursday finds her in a frenzy as she stresses over Friday’s parent-teacher […]