Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Relationships

When Letting Someone Off The Hook Is The Most Loving Thing We Can Do

Life is complicated and nuanced and there are always a multiple of reasons for the hurtful actions of others that we will never be able to understand, reasons that often have nothing to do with us. The most we can do in the midst of relational hurt is humbly go to the table of communication and lay out our heart in raw honesty. Read more

Healing In The Kneeling: Health For A Hurting Heart

Pray for those who mistreat you. God inspired this injunction with a sovereign breath of love knowing we would suffer relational hurt. Knowing our expectation to be treated with kind consideration would be thwarted by sin, he gave us a remedy. Knowing bitterness would worm its gnarly way into our broken heart and plant its seeds of destruction, he gave us an escape plan that calls for us to run to the Cross. Read more

Missing In Action: The Desperate Cry For Safe People

Safe people carry a healthy fear of the sinful pride that renders them unsafe and prone to the harmful devaluing, dismissing and dishonoring of others. Safe people are humble people who kneel before the Savior in full awareness of their own deep need for safety. Read more