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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Many Christians struggle to feel God’s love because of their own shame. My new ebook, “Breaking Your Shame Label” tackles an issue that is not addressed enough in our churches – Christians who suffer with shame because they do not believe they measure up to receive God’s love. As a result, they feel disconnected from God and have a difficult time feeling His love for them. My Sites
As a Christian counselor with a private practice in Marietta, GA, I see two frightening similarities in many Christian clients.
- They carry a burden of shame that results from an inability to control sinful behavior. We tend to believe God’s seal of approval is based on our “performance.” This creates a mindset of never measuring up to what God expects from us. This leads to what I call a Shame Label.
- There is an endless struggle to feel God’s love and presence. “What does God’s love feel like” we ask. We dare not move toward Him in fear He will label us as disappointments and reject us. What we fail to recognize is we are projecting the negative feelings we have about ourselves on to God. We have adopted lies Satan drills into our heads to hinder our relationship with the Father. We are trapped in the Christian Shame Cycle, which leaves us feeling spiritually empty.
I am going to share a story of a brave woman named Madeleine Black who suffered through being raped, tortured and humiliated at the age of 13. Following her assault, the shame and self-loathing she felt led her to act out in a promiscuous manner as a teenager. Finally, she found love with a healthy man and peace when she learned to forgive.
I am sharing her story not only because it demonstrates the strength and courage of one woman, but also to illustrate how as men when we seek to engage in a casual sexual encounter with a willing woman who we found in a chat room or through a sex app, we are adding to the insult they had suffered earlier in their lives. We are stripping away from them another sliver of their limited self-worth. We are contributing to the shame they experience when we use them for our own sexual pleasure. We are as guilty of hurting them as the individuals who originally caused them emotional, physical and sexual pain. Continue reading
What identifies you? Is it your job? Is it the college you went to? Is it your status in the community or church? Or perhaps it is something from your past. Maybe it’s an abusive experience that you replay in your mind again and again.
These tragic memories never seem to fade away but instead continue to haunt you until they become part of your internal fabric that you wear every day. Or perhaps it’s a series of lies you have come to believe that are part of your identity. Lies such as: “I’m not that smart.” “I’m not attractive.” “I am unlovable.” “I am worthless.” “People never like me.” Continue reading
One of my clients was going through a particularly difficult time with finances. Her hours at work had been reduced and she needed to dip into her savings each month to pay her bills. This went on for several months and she complained the stress of worrying about money was having a negative impact on her sleep, health and personal relationships. Normally, a gentle and easy-going individual, her emotional distress was causing her to be irritable and short-tempered. She could find nothing to be happy with and found fault in all things and every one. She was painting her life with a broad black brush.
When I asked what percentage of the time she thought about her financial situation she answered “It seems like I think about it 100% of the time. I can’t let it go and it feels like a weight that is causing me to drown.” Continue reading
A new survey conducted by Weight Watchers showed women on average criticize themselves eight times a day. Eight times a day a woman is trashing herself in some fashion!
The survey, which was conducted among 2,000 women between the ages of 18 and 60, claims women engage in negative self-talk most often about their appearance and career. They also spend a great deal of time comparing themselves to other women – which we know never leads to positive outcomes. In fact, 89% of the women admitted giving compliments to other women that they would never believe about themselves. Continue reading
Most of us think of Christmas as a time of sharing and enjoying the company of friends and family. It is a time of year that is different than any other time filled with festivities and good cheer. We tend to feel more at peace and content.
Unfortunately, Christmas does not bring about similar feelings for everyone. There are many believers who spend Christmas Day alone. When it comes to friends and family they have either withdrawn or have been casted aside.
There are no gifts under the tree (in fact there may not even be a tree). There is no aroma of a turkey baking in the oven. There is no kissing taking place under the mistletoe. There are no smiling faces looking back at them. Continue reading