Week 46 Study Questions

These questions coordinate with this week’s Study and Application. Use one or both of these questions to introduce the lesson: 1. Someone has wryly observed, “You can’t put toothpaste back in the tube.” What does that mean to you? 2. Think of a time when someone said, “Can we just wipe the slate clean?” or “Can […]

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A Door of Hope in the Dark Valley

By Christine Graef Shame comes in different forms. A person is caught stealing money at work and is filled with shame. It may come as humiliation when we are criticized for a physical shortcoming or a mistake we made—even something as simple as dressing the wrong way for a party. From the first chapter to […]

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From the Inside Out

By Peter Wickersham I fully deserved my shame. Like a filthy undershirt, I wore it next to my skin. And as tightly as it clung to me, I clung to it too. Shame was proof, if only to me, that I wasn’t a monster. If I was ashamed, it meant that I regretted what I […]