Saturday, January 25, 2014

P1-MPP3 - Release From Shame

Making Peace With Your Past
Unit 3 – Release From Shame

Memory verse: Isaiah 54:4 – “Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth.”

Affirmations to repeat: “Through Jesus Christ I am clean in God’s sight”

Day 1: Growing Up in a Shame Factory

Q1. What were some of the things that made you feel ashamed when you were a child? Page 48

Q2. Do you think you are still carrying this shame with you today? Please explain why. Page 49

Day 2: Building a Shame-Based Identity

Q3. Which of the statements on page 50 – 51 did you respond yes to?

Q5. Do you feel you have a shame-based identity? What makes you answer the way you do? Page 51

Q6. In what ways do you try to hide who you really are? Page 50

Day 3: Living in Shame

Q7. Do you feel shame due to the actions of your parents when you were young? Pg 53

Q8. Do you feel you have followed in your parent’s footsteps? Page 54

Q9. List the ways you see evidence of this codependency in your life. Page 55

Day 4: Running from Shame

Q10. Do you bury your feelings of hurt and shame? Page 56

Q11. Do you use a strict moral or religious code to hide your struggle with shame? If so, how? Page 57

Day 5: Defeating Shame

Q12. Reflect on what Christ has done for you to remove your shame. Outline specific steps in a plan to experience healing from your past. Page 62


Q13. What are the major lessons you have learned as you progressed through this unit? (half page)