How The Gospel Speaks To Guilt and Shame

Guilt or shame… are they the same thing? The last time you made a mistake or really blew it, what were you feeling in your gut: guilt or shame? Do you know the difference? One is healthy, and the other is deadly.

In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I’ll show you why understanding how these two emotions differ is critical to your emotional health and your relationships.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Functional definitions of guilt and shame in action.
  • The reason why we often turn normal guilty feelings to shame.
  • How the Gospel speaks into (and destroys) shame.
  • Practical ways to turn conversations away from deadly shame.


Understanding the difference between guilt and shame and how the gospel heals us

From this episode:

Can you see how important it is to understand the difference and how intrinsically linked to the Gospel guilt and shame are? This is a BIG problem in our society, churches, and homes today. There is so much shame being put on others and/or received, that it is driving us underground and into all sorts of other deep societal issues. Just turn on the news for a few minutes, and you’ll hear it flooding out.


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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Get the Everyday Disciple Workshop >Here

Brené Brown – Listening to Shame Video

The Cure – One of my favorite books!!

Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources


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