Here is the devotional: We are ending our devotion on freedom by discussing our ability to speak the Good News of Jesus to others with Truth and Grace. I love reading the following in Isaiah:The Spirit of the Lord God is upon meDo we live our lives as if the Spirit of the Lord God… Continue reading Freedom: Speaking The Good News
Here is one I wrote back in 2014... Have you ever taken a walk in the woods and just been watching where your feet are taking you? I have done this many a time while hunting. Have you ever run across one of these while walking? These things are really cool if you actually take… Continue reading Snake Skin
But we don’t have to play into Satan’s hands. We can correct our erroneous beliefs and develop an accurate and genuine assessment of our true selves. And we begin by understanding God’s assessment of our worth.
This is how shame is defeated and the recovery can truly begin.
By Eddie Capparucci, Ph.D., LPC, C-CSAS
Those who struggle with addictive behaviors most likely have a laundry list of terms to describe themselves — and as you would imagine, none of them are complementary. There is an intense shame that comes with addiction, especially for those who struggle with porn. I believe shame is the strongest barrier to recovery. The constant battle to “get it right” and failing time and time again leads those addicted feeling defeated and hopeless.
Many of the negativelabels we wear are nothing more than lies we have come to believe woven into our identity. Lies such as “I’m not smart,” “I don’t measure up, “I am unlovable,” “I am worthless,” “I’m weak,” and “I am a mistake.”
We tell ourselves numerous mistruths, and we carry them around like ID cards. These are identities filled with hurt, pain, and shame. Songwriter and performer Matthew West wrote…
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Here is the devotional: Ever since Adam and Eve disobeyed God, humankind has been coated in shame. God has done all He can to cleanse us of our shame, the greatest expression being Christ’s death on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. No one pays a price that high for something unlovable, unworthy,… Continue reading The Lies We Believe About God: Day 2 | Shame On You
This week has been insane! Work has me so freaking stressed and worn-out. And not really hearing from Angie has me stressed and depressed. She did text me one morning this week to let me know that she is indeed alive and with an update. Here is that update....and she may get mad at me… Continue reading Stu’s World LXVIII