Life in a Warped World: 3/1-2/2014
We hope the end of this series sparks the beginning of conversations. As Charlie and Dr. Sweeten said this weekend, confession is an essential piece of a healthy life and a connection to God. What may look like two friends having coffee can actually be freedom from guilt and shame. We hope you have people in your lives who demonstrate and model the grace of God for you. If you aren't sure you do, now is the time to start reaching out and building the kind of relationships where this honesty can happen.
For a follow-up to this series, be sure and go back to read 1 Corinthians 6. What starts out as a conversation about lawsuits, turns into a reminder of how God can clean us and free us after our failures.
We strongly encourage you to check out the resources at xxxchurch.com. You can find information on their accountability software and their webinar for parents. Also, Craig Gross recommended For Men Only by Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn and For Women Only, by Shaunti.
If you have some time this week, give some of your minutes to watching this great TED talk from Brené Brown on shame. Particularly in the second half of her talk, she deals with the different ways men and women process and overcome shame. She also sees some hope for how we can come together even in the midst of the struggle. Since this talk is a follow-up, it's also worth your time to check out her work on Vulnerability.