Articles Tagged 'Rationalization'

The Awful Shame of Shame

When guilt is right and why shame can be destructive!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that feeling guilty isn't necessarily bad, but shame can be destructive and lead to denial or living a self-fulfilling prophecy about our badness.

Excuse Making

Come on, now, let's just admit to the truth!

Rubel Shelly confronts our tendency to make excuses for our sins, mistakes, and errors and then try to use softer words to make them not seem so bad.

The Art of Rationalizing

Who do you blame for your sin?

Rather than blame others for our sin or finding excuses to rationalize away our guilt, let's be honest with ourselves and with God!