As a Christian, do you have questions about your faith? Do you struggle to understand what God requires of you? Do you sometimes wonder if you’re on the path God desire for you? Perhaps you are locked in sinful behaviors and struggle to believe you just not good enough. Maybe you believe other Christians have no problem connecting with God, while you feel lost and distance.
In the book Removing Your Shame Label, you will discover the truth about Christianity and how to build a healthy and rewarding relationship with Jesus Christ. You also will learn how to overcome harmful behaviors such as irrational thinking; the inability to emotionally connect; selfish decision making; self-loathing; excessive worry; a hardened heart; and being stuck.
Real case studies help provide insights and real-world solutions to assist you in managing behaviors that destroy relationships and limit personal growth. More importantly, this book opens a new pathway to help you establish a loving and meaningful relationship with God by showing you the direction toward His heart.
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By Eddie Capparucci, LPC, CSAS, CPCS
Over the years, Bill’s mind had been planted with negative seeds. Raised by an angry and hostile mother who never recovered over his father leaving, she took her frustration out on the little boy breaking his spirit with relentless criticism and contempt. The negative seeds she planted took root as he believed her insidious lies. Bill was taught he was worthless and would amount to nothing. His was to be a wasted life.
Those lies cost Bill a great deal as an adult. He dropped out of high school, has been divorced twice, is a recovering alcoholic, and has difficulty staying employed. Bill doesn’t do well with authority. Any direction he receives is taken as criticism, which leads to anger. When one of his wives or a supervisor would question him, Bill felt emotions like those he experienced when his mother would unleash her relentless criticism and mockery. Feeling wounded, Bill had learned to fight back and then withdraw (or quit). It is a pattern he started as a young teenager. Continue reading
By Eddie Capparucci, LPC, CSAS, CPCS
A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy, and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. Despite the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute and yelled to the passengers that they better jump, and he himself bailed out.
Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said, “I’m a doctor, I save lives, so I must live,” and jumped out. The lawyer then said, “I’m a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live.” He also grabbed a parachute and jumped.
The priest looked at the little boy and said, “My son, I’ve lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace.”
The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, “Not to worry Father. The smartest man in the world just took off with my backpack.”
We think a lot about ourselves. We may not realize it but it’s true. As individuals, we are far too concerned about our own comfort – which requires the removal of mental and emotional distress while acquiring things in life that bring us pleasure. On top of that, we spend far too much time worrying about how others perceive us and working to make good impressions. If you don’t believe that just look at most Facebook postings.
And what is at the heart of this selfishness? Misguided pride. Continue reading
By Eddie Capparucci, LPC, CSAS
“Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” Isaiah 6:6-7
That’s all it took for God to forgive Isaiah’s sin. A lump of hot coal to his lips. It was so simple.
Actually, it was Outrageous! Why? Because we can’t understand it. It goes again our logic of how we should deal with forgiving others. How is it possible to forgive someone so easily and quickly?
It’s not possible. And I know. There are many people I have had a great deal of difficulty forgiving in my life. No, this is outrageous!
In fact, many Christians believe it’s impossible for God to forgive the sins they have committed. I have worked with numerous believers who struggle to feel God’s love and embrace. And while there certainly is every reason for us to feel unworthy of His love, He takes a completely different approach to us. Continue reading
By Eddie Capparucci, LPC, CSAS,CPCS
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.” 2 Corinthians 4: 4-12
Whether it happens in our own lives, or we watch others struggle, we know when difficult times come they can be overwhelming and draining. Whether it’s a relationship issue, a chronic illness, an expected accident, or a tragic event, we can feel helpless or worst yet, hopeless.
But as we learn from the Apostle Paul in this verse, if Jesus Christ is manifested in us we may be perplexed but we’re not crushed. We may be persecuted by we are not forsaken. We may be struck down but we are not destroyed.
For we are delicate jars of clay that are fragile and broken. But these broken jars of clay are also blessed with wonderful treasures known as the Gospel and the Holy Spirit. The Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, given to us by the Holy Spirit. Continue reading
By Eddie Capparucci, LPC, CSAS
As a child, I had an invisible friend who I called upon when I was feeling lonely, sad, or scared. He was a wonderful source of comfort and helped entertain me during times when I felt isolated. He made my loneliness disappear and I felt safe with him around.
What I loved most about my invisible friend was his consistency. I didn’t need to worry about him disappointing me by not showing up. So often I felt disappointed by family members who didn’t provide me with the level of attention and affirmation I needed as a child. Not the case with my invisible friend, who was faithful in helping me get through uncomfortable times.
I wonder how many of us think of God as an invisible friend. Someone we can call on when we are facing stressful times or painful moments. We ask Him to remove our distress and provide us with comfort. “Be there for me when I feel alone,” is what we request. And, He certainly can deliver upon that appeal.