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Confession: Is Dr. Freud at War with Religious Beliefs?

(6) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 11:07 AM

When Sigmund Freud discovered a new path to unburdening ourselves of both daily, nagging human mistakes and debilitating, corrosive habits, it seemed to set him in direct opposition to the tenets of religious belief. .

But doing research for my book, "The Art of Confession: Renewing Yourself Through the Practice...

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What is Confession and Why is it Good For You?

Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 10:31 AM

Deep within every human heart, there is the desire to be good. We all want to find and be our best selves, to go to bed each night at peace with who we are and how we acted that day. We want to be the kind of person we ourselves...

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Art of Confession: An Adult Examination of our Lives

(1) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 8:23 AM

Those of us who come from religious traditions that ask us to periodically measure our behavior against a set of rules or mandates (like the Ten Commandments) can well remember the "laundry list" school of confession. Did I disobey my parents? How many times? Did I steal? How much?

We...

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Art of Confession: Jesuit and Buddhist Approaches to Confession

(14) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 9:00 AM

All major religious traditions honor the power of confession and offer pathways to self understanding, peace of mind and forgiveness. But imbedded in these venerable traditions is something else: the possibility and the encouragement to change our behavior

Acknowledging our wrong-doing -- sin -- is only half the equation. It...

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The Art of Confession: What is Confession and Why is it Good For You?

(352) Comments | Posted January 21, 2012 | 11:14 PM

Deep within every human heart, there is the desire to be good. We all want to find and be our best selves, to go to bed each night at peace with who we are and how we acted that day. We want to be the kind of person we ourselves...

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