Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: guilt

Part 3 – But God never left

  God is not the problem. Not at all. God did not cause this ugliness, people did. Nor is the Christian faith to blame. What I see at the root of the wrong-doing that occurred is the presence of a sense of pride. The pride that all of us have in a greater or lesser […]

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If remorse were only shown

  Anyone reading this blog will have seen the great amount of writings I’ve posted concerning the pain I felt – and still feel – three or four years after suffering emotional abuse. I’ve found that I need to write to survive. Writing helps a lot. Because I have suicidal tendencies, it actually helps me […]

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Dealing with guilt and shame

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.  Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:1-2   This was King David’s prayer for forgiveness when the prophet Nathan drew his attention to his having committed adultery with Bathsheba […]

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Mentally ill

made responsible though unable cruel words though best was done blame upon blame, guilt upon guilt no forgiveness, no compassion abandoned where is love? where is Jesus?

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