Post-Religious Stress Disorder

Symptoms you may be suffering from a religious behavior management disorder:

  1. You feel spiritual pressure to be a good Christian, rather than confidence that you are able to live from your new and supernaturally-strong heart.
  2. The message you’re hearing from church leadership is chiefly about avoiding sin, rather than indulging the goodness of your new heart.
  3. Fear of not living up to God’s or others’ expectations is stronger than your sense of God’s delight in you.
  4. Spiritual heaviness.
  5. You’re constantly being asked by leadership to be more committed.
  6. Every message is about getting you to do something, or to stop doing something.
  7. The leadership is more concerned with managing people’s sin, than releasing a new life that is now within them.

~ Ted Nelson


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