Do You Have Illusory Superiority Syndrome?

Psychologists have diagnosed a disorder that affects the vast majority of the human population and it is likely that you have it. I do. It is a dangerous and deceptive condition called “illusory superiority.” This simply means that we tend to inflate our positive qualities and abilities, especially in comparison to other people, and minimize … Continue reading Do You Have Illusory Superiority Syndrome?

Raising Empty Hands of Faith

These quotes comparing justification and sanctification are from one of my favorite books, True Spirituality, by Francis Schaeffer.  "In justification, the basis is the finished work of Jesus Christ; in sanctification, it [also] is the finished work of Christ. In justification, we must see, acknowledge, and act upon the fact that we cannot save ourselves. … Continue reading Raising Empty Hands of Faith

Giving Your Kids a Safe Place to Wrestle with Tough Questions

In an interview with Marilyn Stewart in December 2013, Nancy Pearcy, author of Total Truth and Saving Leonardo, describes the importance of providing a place to doubt and wrestle through tough questions and how that relates to why many youth lose their once-affirmed Christian convictions after they leave home. In Saving Leonardo I describe a … Continue reading Giving Your Kids a Safe Place to Wrestle with Tough Questions