...the freedom promised by fundamentalists often leads to frustration and confusion. After one converts to fundamentalism, spiritual growth is gauged on how separate he or she is from the popular culture. Every failure in their goal to remain separate reminds them that they are losing the battle against the world... The shame and guilt experienced because of these failures to remain truly separate can lead to bitterness and self-deprecation... there is another option for fundamentalists who feel they have failed to live up to their holy calling. Rather than sinking into depression or rededicating their lives at the altar, they might find encouragement in their realization that the Apostle Paul’s instruction was that Christians are to reject any human invention of spirituality and be conformed – not to a subculture – but to the image of Christ.
Shelton L. Woods, A Broken Mirror: Protestant Fundamentalism in the Philippines (Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 2002), 197.