Shame: Corrosion of the Soul

Have you ever felt shame? Have you ever been shamed? Do you live now with shame? Many people have experienced shame. Shame is not something “external”. It is in you, it is “in your soul”. Over time it has a “corrosive” effect, always “eating away inside you, like an acid”. We develop different coping strategies, not unlike the fig leaves that Adam and Eve used. Sometimes, shame is used by people to control or manipulate others. Sadly, there are even some faith communities where just having a mental illness is a source of shame.

In my audio message I look at Genesis 2 and 3 to understand the anatomy, or progression, of shame which many people have experienced. Then I share a number of examples of shame that have been identified during transforming and healing prayer sessions. The good news is that no matter what shameful thing we have done or has been done to us, and no matter how long ago, we can experience deep healing and release from the power of shame. Jesus experienced more shame than anyone else, ever, and he fully understands and knows the shame in anyone’s life. I invite you to listen to my audio message on overcoming the power shame by the power of Christ’s Presence and his great love and grace experienced uniquely by each person.

Author: Dieter K Mulitze, PhD

Dieter has written three books on the ministry of transforming and healing prayer. One of Dieter’s main roles in this ministry is teaching the seminar series and speaking at conferences. Dieter’s three books serve to articulate and strengthen the theology and practice of the ministry of transforming prayer for the whole person. Dieter graduated from the U. of Guelph (BSc) and holds a PhD in quantitative genetics from the U. of Saskatchewan. Dieter was an associate professor with the University of Nebraska, and has co-authored scientific papers in several professional journals. He is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., with the Master of Christian Studies (MCS) degree, concentrating in spiritual theology. Dieter has served as an elder in a number of churches. Dieter is bi-vocational, serving as the Chief Scientific Officer for Agronomix Software, a software development company which develops, distributes and supports a software application for plant breeders and agronomists worldwide. With his experience in the corporate world, Dieter has also taught on the theology of work. Dieter is no stranger to international travel – having lived in Syria and Morocco for a total of 6 years and travelling to over 50 countries worldwide for business or ministry. Dieter and his wife Ellen live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have one daughter, Karissa, who lives in France with her husband and children.