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Broken? – Stanza XI – Part II

October 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Becky Ward, Broken

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Broken? ~ Stanza XI ~ Part II You never said it would be easy, following Your footsteps here. In fact You promised pain and sorrow; much suffering for those who persevere. It is not easy to truly follow Jesus. As I write this I am reminded of an expression I learned as a child. “Nothing that’s easy is worth having.” It sheds a great deal of light onto the phenomenon of a generation of people... Read More

Redemptive suffering and abuse

August 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Anonymous, Suffering

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Dear Father Edward, does the idea of redemptive suffering apply only to physical suffering or does it also extend to submission to emotional/mental/spiritual suffering that comes from an abusive relationship? If I am the target of regular mistreatment by my husband and I offer it up, is this the same as redemptive suffering? Dear friend, it sounds like your situation is very challenging. I will do... Read More

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