Forgiveness and Religion Religion is essentially an encounter between God and man. God is concerned with man; he turns to him; he reveals himself to him. This makes religion possible. And man turns to God; he answers him (Peschke, 2004). Oxford Dictionary defines Religion as “the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
Numerous studies have shown that domestic violence has a huge impact on children and teenagers and can lead to internal and external behavioral problems. These can include aggression, anxiety and depression. When children are exposed to violence or abuse, it affects them tremendously when they become teenagers. Adolescence is a time when a person is figuring out who they are and their self-esteem will develop either confidently or not so confidently. When abuse has been in the picture, it is very difficult for an adolescence to develop to their full potential and delinquency can occur.
This is due to their previous experience with adults who abused or molested them. A child who has been sexually assaulted will feel insecure in the society and feel that everyone is going to hurt them. They will have a little self-possession, feel lonely and irritated. Moreover, the child can sense helpless, fear losing control and lack of respect and trust in authority. It is impossible for them to trust anyone that easily because of the past experiences that they had.
In life we all have gone through traumatic experiences mine is full of them. The experiences vary from rejection, trying to please others, to losing the people I love, but I always learn from those “traumatic” experiences. One that will always scar me for life is when my dad left to Mexico and left my mom and I. The story is full with sadness but things to learn too. Brace yourselves because you are just going to see just one part of my dramafest of a life.(P.S.
The impacts continue on until the child becomes an adult and it reappears in their relationship or work habits as an adult. The people who have experienced such child abuse create relationships in order for them to feel protected. They also seek relationships because they want to be cared for and are afraid of abandonment (Herman 111). Sadly, people who are survivors of Chronic Child abuse are more prone to be victimized as well as allow themselves to be hurt because they have a skewed belief that they deserve nothing better (Herman 111). A child who have experienced Chronic Child Abuse often times have more difficulty transitioning into adulthood because of their abnormal state of consciousness and disturbance in their normal bodily functions caused by their altered personality, emotion, and behavior (133).
It is a linkage to our inner beings and through the belief of God to dedicate our lives in helping others and in the pursuit of self happiness. As noted by Parvati Raghuram "For many, religion relates primarily to belief systems with a commitment to some normative values and some social order" (Skeleton & Allen, 1999) . Religion offers a structure that facilitates honourable thinking and encourages individuals to act sincerely in a formidable
Lack of concentration and restlessness may experienced it also, as well as the feelings of isolation and loneliness. Interspersed with these reactions maybe feelings of anger, guilt and fear. The expression and acknowledgment of anger and guilt may bring some relief, as may reassurance that these are normal reactions. When such feelings are suppressed, the bereaved person may exhibit signs of constant irritation and/or physical tension. Fear can manifest itself as insecurity, a desire to escape from reality, and anxiety over apparent trivialities, leading sometimes to panic attacks in which the anxiety and fear are overwhelming and disrupt normal
How I balance theological wisdom, psychological guidelines, and my personal belief system is having the ability or aptitude to discern and to judge what is morally right. The information I gain from theological wisdom which entails "Christian theology wisdom" supports my own methodology and belief system. In regards to the psychological guidelines, I am compliant with the rules and regulations and ask the Holy Spirit for assistance if needed. Thus, this is how I find balance within theological wisdom, psychological guidelines, and my personal belief system. I learned that theological wisdom is gained from God, the Almighty and it is depicted as an aspect of God.
Spiritual formation focuses on your development and relationship with God. According to (McMinn, 1996) “those who yearn for God and take the spiritual life most seriously always experience periods of spiritual darkness and loneliness; it is part of the spiritual quest for Christians” (McMinn, pg.11). Development of therapeutic relationships is needed in therapy. Religion is a good technique, but therapeutic relationship has the power of change. With counseling being both personal and professional it is only normal for the patient to develop a relationship with their