A Destructive Cycle

A Destructive Cycle

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” – Psalm 103:11,12 For the next few days, I want to discuss an important subject that I believe steals joy and abundant life from a large majority of the population, including Christians, and that is addiction. If we are being totally honest, I think most of us would admit to struggling with some kind of behavior that is compulsive or over which we feel like we have very little control. While some addictions are more common and prevalent than others, they are all rooted in one devastating emotion — shame.  According to Webster’s dictionary, the definition of shame is “a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety,” and no

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