Healing from the Burden of Legalism

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Are you struggling under rules and burdens created by man, not by God? Do you need hope and encouragement in the journey of healing from legalism?

At a certain point along my parenting journey, I realized that I had allowed myself to be burdened with a legalistic view not only of my role as a mother, but also my view of myself before God.

My friend, Kendra Fletcher, has written extensively about this struggle and what it looked like in their family. Won't you join us as we chat with her about her newest book "Leaving Legalism"?

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In her book "Lost and Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace" Kendra shared her family's story as God brought hard things into their lives and how He used those struggles to free them from bondage to legalism.

In this follow-up title, "Leaving Legalism: Learning to Love God, Others, and Yourself Again" she offers hope and encouragement for others who are leaving behind the chains of legalism in search of gospel hope and freedom.

Are you struggling under rules and burdens created by man, not by God? Do you need hope and encouragement in the journey of healing from legalism?

Lynna Sutherland

Lynna believes that the gospel moves the homeschool mom from performance to possibility. She offers support for moms overwhelmed by homeschooling multiple ages and distracted by constant sibling conflict. Ditch what slows you down and look to Jesus. (Hebrews 12:1-2)

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  • As a Catholic I find this topic redundant. Christ said Himself that He did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it.
    I do not follow man made laws. I follow God made ones that the Catholic Church in Her wisdom has protected and upheld since Christ’s time on earth. Christ established His Church on earth by handing the keys to Peter and Peter passed them on to his successor and so on through the thousands of years from then on. Martin Luther denied the truth of the Gospel that through Christ you can do anything and claimed that he could not avoid sinning and gave up completely on obeying Christ as a priest and committed scandalous public sins.
    You can not claim that you follow Christ, who is Truth itself, if you deny that there is objective truth and objective right and wrong. When you make the laws of Christ subject to your emotions you are saying that truth is subjective- which is a lie.
    I’m all for learning about homeschooling, I’m all about sharing the Gospel, but when you make the Gospel subject to how you feel you are not leading people to the rock that is higher you’re letting them stay comfortable in their sin. Which is wrong and should said so.

    • Hi, Staci. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. You are right that Catholic and Protestant doctrine diverge on this topic. However, it isn’t accurate to say that I believe truth is relative or subject to my emotions.