Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill tthe law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load. Galatians 6:1-5
– Galatians 6:1-5


Good Riddance to Pride - Christian Mom Counseling Blog

I have a theory. I posit that pride is a root emotion and from it stem other emotions such as selfishness, arrogance, entitlement, comparison etc. Pride in this case is defined by an excessive amount of conceit, thinking more of yourself than of others. I see firsthand how strong this fleshly tendency is every single time I see a fight break out between my children. I’m reminded that sin does not have to be taught. Following an argument or fight between them I attempt to have them see how their behavior has made the other person feel or how it may be interpreted. I emphasize love for the other person, empathy, humility, and compassion, the antidotes to pride. But, if we’re being honest, it may be more visible when we see it play out between children, but adults are far worse at feeling and harboring pride. We disguise it. Pride is often hid behind self-confidence, wealth, position, career, education, independence, body image, etc. We are very discreet about pride.

But, scripture makes it clear that pride is a “way of evil” and he hates it (Proverbs 8:13). When are hearts are full of pride it is a clear indicator they are not aligned with the Lord. It makes complete sense why Paul, in a passage devoted to carrying one another’s burdens would caution his fellow believers and call them to examine their own hearts before being able to provide support to another in sin. Pride breeds intolerance of other’s sin. If we are not careful we will compare ourselves to the one who has sinned, “deceiving” ourselves into thinking we are better or beyond failure. The judgement that fellow sisters feel can be damaging as well.

Each should examine “his own work” to make sure their hearts are rid of pride and walking in line with the Spirit. It is then they can “boast” in what Christ has done through them! Once they have done so, they are to go and give themselves to the care of other believers, supporting them and carrying their loads that they cannot bear alone. How is pride hindering your ability to show the love of Christ?

For further reference see also Proverbs 8:13 and Romans 12:3

Considering Tele-therapy?

Christian Mom Counseling provides professional counseling via virtual teletherapy for women located in the state of North Carolina. We utilize real-time video to have sessions with women all over the state of NC. There are multiple reasons why and here are a few:

  1. As a mom of three, I understand the difficulty of scheduling and making time for myself. I’ve found that many other mothers who are in the early childhood stage of motherhood find scheduling online sessions easier and more feasible. Save time on travel and sitters and schedule online.
  2. You can attend your session even if you are sick without the risk of exposing anyone else!
  3. It’s a good option if you live in a remote area that makes finding a counselor close to you difficult.
  4. My primary specialty is faith-based Christian Counseling. That being said, many of my clients have commented on their inability to find counselors who claim to be Christian and include faith as a major part of the client’s healing and recovery.
  5. Virtual Counseling is here to stay and studies have shown that in many cases tele-therapy can be equally as effective. You will always hear me recommend in person interpersonal connections (family, friends, church, small groups, and other forms of deep relationships with others) but online counseling can provide many of the same advantages of in-person counseling.

If you’ve been wondering if tele-therapy would be a good fit I’d love to hear from you! Click the button below to form to schedule a free phone consultation: