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Why We Do What We Do

Why Do we Isolate - 02.21.16

All people want to be known and loved, yet we fear being fully known because we more typically experience jealousy or ju...
All people want to be known and loved, yet we fear being fully known because we more typically experience jealousy or judgment, and being pushed out and left alone. Isolation is a human tendency, but it’s not healthy. Why do we not want to let people see us “as is?” Why we say “Live Connected” is because God wants to redo family to start with Grace and Acceptance, so that we will learn to live in loving, confessing, authentic community. It’s what truly helps us all feel loved, strong, able to face the challenges of life--not alone--but together.
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Why Do We Judge - 02.14.16

We all do it. We make snap judgements. Researchers say we do it in less than a tenth of a second. What if in a culture rife with cheap tolerance offe...
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Why Do we Isolate - 02.21.16

All people want to be known and loved, yet we fear being fully known because we more typically experience jealousy or judgment, and being pushed out a...
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Why Do We Stay Stuck - 02.28.16

We’ve all been stuck at different points in our lives, and often it’s hard to get unstuck. Why is that? Why is it so hard when we’re unhappy wit...
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Why We Need Purpose - 03.06.16

If you’ve spent any time around Gateway, you know that two key aspects of our Spiritual Growth Path are to “Love God” and to “Love People.” ...