Forgiving yourself for your failings is a constant struggle. It can be hard to know what forgiving yourself means much less how to do it. This Lent, if you would like to experience more peace in your heart, I would encourage you to give up beating up on yourself.
Dr. Gregory Popcak (POP-chak) is a nationally recognized expert in pastoral counseling, especially in the areas of affective disorders (depression, anxiety) and marriage and family problems. Greg has conducted an active counseling practice—first face-to-face, and now by telephone—for over 16 years. He is the founder and executive director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute, which offers a wide variety of resources and professional services intended to help committed Christians overcome hurdles like marital conflict, childrearing problems, depression, anxiety, stress, and the difficulties associated with major life transitions. Greg is also the author of eight popular books that integrate the Christian faith with counseling psychology, and has been published in many leading publications.