Forgive Yourself?

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.