Finally, if someone advocates an action that sounds a little bizarre take two steps. Look to see if such actions are advocated or demonstrated on a routine basis in the Bible. Secondly, if it sounds weird, it is most likely weird. Trust yourself a bit more.
Seriously: “Trust yourself a bit more” deserves some kind of prize for clear-headed common-sense; it would shut down the predatory side of religion overnight, which is too often about exploiting insecurities for the pastor’s gain.