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    How Mary said “no” to shame

    It took great faith for Mary to accept God’s will for her life—to be pregnant with the Savior, Jesus, and yet unmarried. What would Joseph say and feel? Not to mention everyone else? Mary would have to trust God despite the shadow of shame.

    Escaping the trap of pornography–David’s Story

    Addiction is a prison that shackles us with shame, fear, and guilt. But Jesus came to set captives free. David shares a candid tale of deliverance! Hear how God released him from pornography and set him on the path to freedom.

    Paradise Lost

    Gary Inrig takes us to Genesis 3 so we can be reminded of the purpose for which we were created and enjoy His good gifts as He intended.

    Christ’s love conquers guilt and shame –Michelle’s Story

    Can you imagine asking God, “What do You want me to do? I’m open to Your will!” That was Michelle’s prayer. So when a friend first showed her a video on human trafficking, Michelle’s heart cried out in immediate response. Discover how this wife and mother chose to take action and make a life-changing difference…

    to suffer alone

    In a Downton Abbey episode, beloved housemaid Anna Bates is brutally raped. It was heart-wrenching to watch her try to keep it a secret. The head housekeeper, Mrs. Hughes, found Anna shortly after the assault—bruised, crying, and hiding in a corner. Despite the strong urgings of Mrs. Hughes, Anna told her to tell no one, not even her husband. She was not only afraid he would kill her assailant, but she also felt “dirty” and believed the attack was somehow her fault.

    shame and inheritance

    In 2013, the Catholic Church in Venezuela reported that it was running out of wine to celebrate Mass because of a nationwide shortage. This reminds me of another shortage of wine that took place in the village of Cana where Jesus was attending a wedding.

    Finally, the freedom to talk about this–Lance & Shirley’s Story

    There are decisions we make in life that have a much different outcome than what we were expecting. Lance and Shirley made a choice many years ago that left them longing to break through the quiet agony of abortion. Learn how one couple found hope and healing through God’s mercy and grace. Find out more...

    Abortion, Healing–Lance and Shirley’s Story

    There are decisions we make in life that have a much different outcome than what we were expecting. Lance and Shirley made a choice many years ago that left them longing to break through the quiet agony of abortion. Hear how one couple found hope and healing through God’s mercy and grace.

    Finding redemption at the foot of the cross–Darlene’s Story

    Shame comes in many forms, but the outcome is always the same. It ravages your heart and leaves you feeling guilt-ridden and hopeless. Darlene was headed down a path of destruction until she embraced God’s plan for her life. Be encouraged by this powerful story of redemption.
    Find out more of what the Bible says about “The Forgiveness of God.”

    A secret shame revealed allows God’s healing – Morna’s Story

    When Morna was sexually assaulted on her college campus, she vowed never to tell a soul. But years later, a family tragedy brought her secret to light. Discover how God brought healing to Morna and her entire family.

    Bouncing Back

    On January 18, 2012, the longest winning streak in US intercollegiate varsity sports history—252 consecutive victories—ended when Trinity College lost a squash match to Yale. The morning after the team’s first loss in 14 years, Trinity’s coach, Paul Assaiante, received an e-mail from a friend, a prominent professional football coach, who wrote, “Well, now you get to bounce back.” Ten days later, that football coach’s team lost in one of the most widely seen athletic events—the NFL Super Bowl. All of us must cope with defeat.

    Think forgiveness is impossible? You may want to think again–John’s Story

    God’s grace and forgiveness covers all our sin and shame. John found out no matter what you’ve done, no matter how many mistakes you’ve made, God has a plan for your life.
    Find out more of what the Bible says about “when we just can’t stop.”

    Overcoming the scars of abuse – Deborah’s Story

    Behind closed doors of Christian homes across the world are husbands and wives who are hiding the awful secret shame of domestic abuse. Perhaps you or someone you know is struggling to overcome the scars of abuse in your life. Discover how God provided healing for Deborah and find hope for whatever trial you may be facing.


    September 2019: Christian Living

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