We all experience shame, but it’s not something we talk about. Shame often goes undiagnosed, but it is the undercurrent that shapes our day-to-day choices, actions, and relationships with others. Shame has its own language:
“I am the only one who really loses it and yells at my kids.”
“What will they think of me now?”
“I knew I couldn’t do this. I’m so incompetent.”
“I am too much.”
“I am not enough.”
“I can’t believe I forgot to feed my kids breakfast before school. I am a terrible mother.”
Though the circumstances and experiences of it are different for every woman, the core is the same for all women: shame is an identity issue. This conference is an opportunity to identify the experiences, thoughts, and feelings that cause us shame, to learn what shame is, how it affects us in everyday life, and how to live in the freedom and comfort Christ holds out to us. We invite you to join us for Grace Church Women’s Conference—Shame: Finding Freedom.