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Should Statements: You try to motivate yourself with shoulds and shouldn’ts, as if you had to be whipped and punished before you could be expected to do anything. “Musts” and “oughts” are also offenders. The emotional consequence is guilt. When you direct should statements toward others, you feel anger, frustration, and resentment. One example is the depressed housewife who says to herself, “I should keep my house cleaner, and I shouldn’t complain,” or, “I should be able to get my work done during the day.”
Theological Reflection from Christianity
One of the central themes of the New Testament is that Christ has given us a spirit of freedom and accepted us, and we should not condemn ourselves by getting upset at ourselves if we do not perform the way we think we should perform (Romans 8: 31), or the way others think we should. Saying, “I shouldn’t do that,” leads to a spirit of condemnation. Even if we do not do any “shoulds,” God still loves us (Romans 5:8). We are made OK with God simply by grace, not by our pressured determination to keep all the “shoulds” in one’s life. (Romans 5:1–2).
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 16:13

ABCDEF Method for Challenging Thoughts

  

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 16:09

Contemplative Prayer Instructions

  1. Choose a scripture. Begin with your memory passage for the week. 

  2. Sit comfortably, but not too comfortably, back straight, chest open so the breath is free and open.

  3. Read the passage slowly. Savor each phrase. What word phrase or idea speaks to you?

  4. Read the passage again. Where does this passage touch your life? What do you see, hear, touch, or remember?

  5. Read the passage a third time. Listen quietly.

  6. Note insights, reflections, and personal response to the reading in your journal.

  7. Follow the steps in order or go back and forth between them as you feel moved.

  8. Finish by waiting for a few moments in silence.

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