Therapy & Theology: Good Guilt vs. Destructive Shame

April 6, 2021
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Chances are, we all have been plagued by one of the heaviest, silent battles one can fight: shame.

The enemy wants us to believe this lie: We are isolated and stuck in carrying the weight of our sin and ultimately our own shame. But Jesus paved the way for us to live in freedom beyond the destructive weight and narrative that shame begs us to believe and live by.

In this introductory episode of a new Therapy and Theology series, Lysa TerKeurst dives deep into some of her own personal testimony and into conversation surrounding “Good Guilt vs. Destructive Shame” with her personal, licensed professional counselor Jim Cress, as well as Proverbs 31 Ministries Director of Theology and Research, Joel Muddamalle.

In this episode, you will …

  • Learn the distinct differences between shame, guilt, conviction and condemnation and be equipped with tools to combat the specific lies associated with each of them.
  • Overcome feeling disconnected and isolated by learning how to utilize healthy guilt that actually leads to healthy connection with God and others.
  • Stop feeling alone in your shame struggle by applying practical tools and scripts for life-giving conversations with others that birth compassion, empathy and vulnerability.

Friend, God already sees you. He is ready for you to turn to Him, even in the weight of the shame you may feel. We pray this episode blesses you!

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