My Identity In Christ – Part 2

Who Am I, Really? Identity simply is a perspective of how we see ourselves.  We looked at this in great detail earlier in the book, but now I want us to personally wrestle with this question for ourselves: “Who am I, really?”  When we were covered in layers of shame, our identity was concealed, damaged, […]

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Free To Be Accepted

Prayer for the Process of Grieving Our Childhood Father God, I am so prone to now wanting to feel pain that even the thought of grieving scares me. I realize there were things in my life that I lost.  Sometimes, I just couldn’t face it.  Other times, I resorted to anger and blame.  I may […]

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Healing Father And Mother Wounds

Healing from our parent woundedness is a balance between acknowledging our negative feelings toward that parent and recognizing that Jesus wants us to forgive them.  While remaining mired in the negative feelings may make us feel temporarily “right,” we’re actually only punishing ourselves. It Takes a Lifetime Our relationships with our biological birth father and […]

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Our Biological Mother

We all come into the world needing the tender presence of a mother’s touch, nurture, care, guidance, and love.  In fact, the mother’s influence begins when we are in the womb. Questions That Only Our Mother Can Answer As with the father, our birth mother communicates profound answers to the questions that fulfill our innate […]

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Shame-Based Family Roles

Within “dysfunctional” families, there are several roles that typically emerge.   No one signs up for these. Individuals just move into them during the course of life in this family. And usually in an attempt to emotionally survive the toxic environment. These roles are generally not healthy, but are, in a sense, necessary for survival.  Bradshaw […]

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Self-Love versus Selfishness

Most of us who are reading this book struggle with seeing ourselves negatively at a core level, whether or not we are even aware of it.  While we may have trouble loving ourselves, we become exceedingly self-reliant.  This is called “pride.”  It is always self-centered, never God-centered. If we can be totally honest with ourselves, […]

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Faulty Love Systems

As we look at the heart of God and discover He is filled with grace, love, and kindness toward us, it should move us to desire to love and serve Him more.  Often this doesn’t happen because deep down, we are still blocked by faulty belief systems regarding our love.  When our earthly experience has […]

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