Shame is to the soul what cancer is to the body. Typically acquired in childhood and carried into adulthood, shame causes people to feel defective, unworthy, and flawed.
Countless people are weighed down by shame, creating many emotional, spiritual, relational, and physical problems. Shame results in the breakdown of self-esteem, the erosion of relationships, and the inability to move forward in life. In fact, toxic shame is often the driving force in a person's compulsions, addictions, anxieties, and depression.
The good news is that freedom is possible for anyone willing to take an honest look at the issue and invest in the healing process. Although there are no quick fixes or magic formulas to cure our deepest pain, wellness and peace can be achieved based on biblical wisdom and reliable psychological principles.
While shame keeps people trapped and troubled, God wants His children to experience freedom and fullness. Dr. Gregory Jantz guides readers through the pain of shame and into wholeness and health. Learn:
- Common sources of shame
- Damaging consequences of unaddressed shame
- Principles in God's Word for accepting grace
- Key strategies for overcoming shame