Have you ever done something so bad you can believe you did it? Regret washes over you and you desperately want a do-over. Since none of us can we settle for second best: forgiving ourselves. Everyone from Dr. Phil to church pastors agree it will liberate.
But are we two people? Am I part sinner and part accountability partner? When I sin, is it really against myself–or others? When I sin, is it really against myself–or God? What’s the gospel say? Here’s what Forgiving our Mothers and Fathers author Leslie Leyland Fields’ has to say: http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/173611-why-%E2%80%9Cforgiveness-is-a-gift-you-give-yourself%E2%80%9D-is-a-dangerous-myth.html.