“You Have Permission to Walk Out”

 

By Caroline McGraw, published exclusively at A Wish Come Clear


 

I’m not proud of this, but here’s the truth: I waste a lot of time gripped by false guilt.

Last month, for example, I felt guilty that my husband Jonathan and I spent $11 on ornaments for our Christmas tree. I felt bad in part because I am naturally frugal, and in part because I was taught by my childhood church that Christmas trees were ‘pagan’ and off-limits to true believers.

As Jonathan and I stood in the check-out line, I said, “Um … should we really buy these? Maybe it’s too much. I feel guilty. I could put them back … ?”

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