Making Decisions from Guilt and Shame... Let's Not!

The Courageous and Confident Christian Mom

Jul 21 2023 • 28 mins

Welcome to a thought-provoking and liberating episode of " Making Decisions from Guilt and Shame...Let's Not!" In today's show, we're diving deep into the tricky waters of guilt and shame and how they often drive us to do things for the wrong reasons or we may not truly want to do. Join us as we explore the impact of "shoulding" on ourselves and how it leads to an avalanche of negative emotions.

As members of the church, we're taught that we should do certain things to be considered "good." Whether it's attending church, reading scriptures, praying, or participating in various activities, we create pressure to be consistent. But here's the twist—when we fall short, guilt and shame rear their ugly heads.

In this episode Marci will shed light on how guilt often leads to shame. We find ourselves trapped in a vicious cycle, feeling like we're "bad" because we haven't lived up to these expectations. It's like carrying a heavy shawl of shame everywhere we go.

But fear not! We'll explore a revolutionary concept: "doing things from alignment, not from 'shoulds.'" Imagine taking action because you genuinely want to, not because you feel obligated. Understanding your "Why" is crucial, whether it's seeking a deeper connection with God, growing spiritually, or strengthening your testimony.

Breaking free from the shoulds doesn't mean abandoning your practices altogether. Instead, we'll discuss the power of setting a Minimum Baseline. It's time to be kind to ourselves and commit to manageable actions that we know we can follow through on. Remember, small steps lead to significant changes!

Are you ready to break free from the guilt and shame that hold you back? Join us in this transformative episode as we choose "I WANT AND I WILL" over "I SHOULD." Let's cultivate self-compassion and embrace the freedom to make choices that align with our true selves. Remember, God sees our hearts and knows our intentions. It's time we see ourselves the same way.

Tune in to Making Decisions from Guilt and Shame... Let's Not! —because guilt and shame have met their match in grace and charity! Let's rewrite the narrative and embark on a journey of self-acceptance and empowerment.

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