Healing the Hurts of Your Past: A Guide to Overcoming the Pain of Shame

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by: Remy Diederich

Readers find freedom from their shame: "I was blown away at how accurate it describes the mind and the way shame affects so many areas of our lives from perfectionism to the way we raise our kids. The biggest takeaway for me was discovering how the shame I'd lived with had actually influenced the way I parented my child."

"This has been the best purchase I have made this year. I wish I would have come across it sooner. An extremely good read and very helpful. I would recommend it and have recommended it to many of my close friends."

"I can't say enough about this book, I wish I could give it a ten. Well written and right to the point. Everything you need to know about healing your past and moving on." Don't Let Your Past Hurt Define You Many people let the hurt from their past define them. As a result, they live in a world of depression, often trying to medicate their pain with drugs, alcohol and various self-destructive behaviors. Why is that? The answer, in a word, is shame. The Role of Shame in Your Life Shame declares you to be worthless. Once you believe that lie, you will live as if it's true. With your self-esteem in jeopardy, you scramble to find value in three primary ways: + striving to prove your worth, + seeking to hide your worthlessness, + living out your worthlessness in self-destructive ways, including suicide. A Biblical Case for Self-Esteem. F. Remy Diederich connects the dots to your shame based behavior, helping you understand why you do what you do. Then he gives practical advice on how God's love can free you to live the life you've always wanted.

Remy roots his help in a strong biblical case without being religious or preachy. Even non-believers will find help. You will learn:


  • What shame is.
  • -How the lies you believe control and defeat you.
  • -The roots of shame: what events from your past lead to shame.
  • -The fruit of shame: how shame manifests in your life in self-destructive ways.
  • -How God's love is the antidote for shame, giving you the self-esteem and purpose you've longed for to live a new life.

    Questions at the end of each chapter help you to process the material personally or to discuss it in a small group setting. Take the First Step to Change If you have been looking for the first step to Christian counseling, addiction treatment, or just repairing the damage from your past, then "Healing the Hurts of Your Past" might be what you are looking for.