But we can decide how we handle moments of shame and humiliation.
The first step toward dealing with these life situations is to recognize and acknowledge them as they happen.
Sometimes the source comes from the outside, where another causes our pain and sometimes the reason is within us, a recollection of past experiences.
The second step is to come to an understanding. We realize that every life situation can be viewed in a different way and therefore we can have different reactions. We need not have programmed responses to hurtful thoughts and actions.
The third step is the sign of a strong self-esteem: embracing a confident reaction toward feelings of shame and humiliation. These are parts of our lives. We can’t avoid them, but we can learn to recognize and understand them.
The better we deal with shame and humiliation feelings the less we create negative reactions toward others and ourselves and the more we can strengthen our self-esteem.
Unashamed: Drop the Baggage, Pick up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny
- Author: Christine Caine
- Publisher: Zondervan (May 10, 2016)
- Hardcover, also available as Paperback and ebook
- 224 pages
Shame can take on many forms. It hides in the shadows of the most successful, confident and high-achieving woman who struggles with balancing her work and children, as well as in the heart of the broken, abused and downtrodden woman who has been told that she will never amount to anything. Shame hides in plain sight and can hold us back in ways we do not realize. But Christine Caine wants readers to know something: we can all be free. “I know. I’ve been there,” writes Christine. “I was schooled in shame. It has been my constant companion from my very earliest memories. I see shame everywhere I look in the world, including in the church. It creeps from heart to heart, growing in shadowy places, feeding on itself so that those struggling with it are too shamed to seek help from shame itself.” In Unashamed, Christine reveals the often-hidden consequences of shame—in her own life and the lives of so many Christian women—and invites you to join her in moving from a shame-filled to a shame-free life.
Christine’s story and the many stories she shares in this book are so easy to relate to our own. I love the way she writes, as if she’s a close girlfriend trusting and sharing her heart with her readers. Absolutely beautiful from beginning to end!
Great study, highly recommend it to anyone looking for freedom in their walk with Christ! Love Christine and her ministry! Recommend this book, study guide and videos!
Christine Caine has a way with words. You can feel her energy and her deep passion to show women (and men) that their past does not define them- whether the sin was internal or external. Highly recommend for anyone on any path of life.