Why do I feel guilty?

We must be careful not to disregard healthy feelings of guilt because they are often a signal from God that all is not well with our moral life. Guilt can be a sign that we are hurting ourselves and/or others, in addition to hurting our relationship with the God.

At other times we should disregard false guilt imposed on our good and wholesome actions. For example a person may have been told about the evils of sexual intercourse before marriage, then feel guilty on the wedding night. Since the person has done nothing wrong, such feelings of guilt are unhealthy.

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