Shame is a universal issue; we all experience it, it’s just not something we talk about. It is often confused with perfectionism, people-pleasing, fear of man, or guilt. Shame is the powerful undercurrent that lurks undetected in the dark corners of our lives and shapes our day-to-day choices, actions, and relationships. Though the circumstances and experiences of shame are different for every woman, the core is the same for all: shame is an identity issue.
You may feel the sting of shame from your own choices, or maybe you feel marked by the shameful actions others committed against you; you may be deeply aware of shame in your life or you think shame is something only the most broken struggle with. Regardless of where you find yourself, everyone needs to grow in awareness of what shame is and how it operates. This study will help you learn what shame is, identify the experiences, thoughts, and feelings that cause shame, how it affects you in everyday life, and how to live in the freedom and comfort Christ holds out to you.
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Shame is best addressed in the context of authentic biblical community. We recommend exploring some of these options as possible next steps for your journey toward freedom from shame.
Unashamed: Healing our Brokenness & Finding Freedom from Shame
Heather Davis Nelson
Craving Grace: Experience the Richness of the Gospel
Uncovering Shame & Guilt
David Powlison, Ed Welch, & Joe Novenson
Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness & Rejection
Rid of My Disgrace: Hope & Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault
Justin S. Holcomb & Lindsey A. Holcomb
The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves
When People are Big and God is Small
Edward T. Welch