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Sep 22, 2016

Shame is an emotion; condemnation is the "reality" that causes it. But how real is your condemnation? Is there any reason that you shouldn't accept God's identity for you instead? What have you got to lose?

If you are already a friend of God, then why are you still feeling shame? If you aren't a friend of God, find out how to enter "in Christ Jesus" where "the law of the Spirit of Life" sets us free from "the law of Sin and Death." To jump across to the "life" side, add faith + church and see how you feel then.

It sound religious, but it's also therapeutic. God's ways are like that.

To empty shame from your "emotional cup," deal with underlying emotions first (see *cores 1–8* and the emotional cup handout). If shame/condemnation still sticks around, then you need to step up the faith factor.

Then, to kick shame to the curb for good, keep your horse closely tied to the lamppost located at the corner of faith and church.

If you have question, comments, any thoughts, we want to hear them! Contact us by visiting chuckandbetsy.org.

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