Redemption of pain

This post is in response to an article shared with me by a good friend. The other posts in this series are The Experience of Pain; Pain in our Culture; Hard-heartedness; and Suffering and Character. Emlet asks the question, “What is your ultimate goal in dealing with chronic pain? Is it to remove pain? Or … Continue reading Redemption of pain

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Suffering and character

This post is in response to an article shared with me by a good friend. The other posts in this series are The Experience of Pain; Pain in our Culture; Hard-heartedness; and The Redemption of Pain. Suffering and character Suffering shapes our character, in line with the three responses outlined in the post on hard-heartedness. … Continue reading Suffering and character

Pain in our culture

This post is in response to an article shared with me by a good friend. The other posts in this series are The Experience of Pain; Hard-heartedness; Suffering and Character; and The Redemption of Pain. Emlet says, “some cultures expect suffering and learn not to fear it; other cultures suffer less but fear it more.” … Continue reading Pain in our culture

What does God teach us when we suffer?

I’ve been talking a lot with my family recently about appropriate responses to suffering. One of the most common responses I’ve come across is “You need to find out what God is trying to teach you through this.”  Sometimes it’s true.  God does discipline us, so it may be that he is encouraging us to … Continue reading What does God teach us when we suffer?