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Forgiving Yourself as Part of Recovery

Jun 7, 2018 10:52:25 AM

Shame says…

  • You are ugly.
  • You are stupid.
  • You are worthless.
  • If people knew the real you, they would hate you.
  • Work harder, do more, try to earn love because who you are is not enough.
  • What you have done is unforgivable.
  • You are unlovable.
  • Just give up.

 The messages of shame are anti-Gospel.

Lose the Label: Ashamed

Apr 15, 2016 1:28:29 PM

Ironically, victims of abuse often take responsibility for the violence inflicted upon them. The result is deep shame.

When You Can't Undo What You've Done

Mar 22, 2016 1:06:08 PM

Ron James experienced God's unbelievable love and forgiveness, and today, he shares it with others.