#109: Confronting The Intimacy Killer – Shame [Podcast]

What Keeps People from Experiencing Intimate Relationships?

We are all dying to connect with others, but at the same time we avoid intimacy like a plague. It is dysfunctional when we read it on paper, but unfortunately it is how we live. What keeps us in this perpetual hide and seek from God and each other? We seek for intimacy, but avoid every time it arrives! We cry that we don’t have it, but we act goofy when opportunity for intimacy shows itself. What drives all this relational insanity?

The answer is one word. Shame.

Shame has been in play ever since Adam and Eve. The moment sin entered the planet, shame came along to push us away from the very thing we needed in our brokenness—intimacy. Whenever we feel flawed, the enemy trains us to withdraw in shame, keeping us from feeling safe in relationship. Yet loving relationship is the very thing we need in order to be set free from our bondage.

In the front lines of the enemy’s work is the assault of shame. Shame blocks a person from ever dealing with pain, vulnerability and weakness. This is why millions of people avoid getting help. They rarely talk about deeper issues until things are so bad, life is falling apart. Shame keeps them in a prison of isolation, so the unloving issues of the heart can’t be healed in the love of God.

Mark defines shame as an accusing spirit that works with fear and rejection to keep you locked in a prison of darkness over issues that need to be healed and cleansed in a safe environment.

Listen in as we talk about what shame does and how to break free!

#109- Confronting The Intimacy Killer - Shame podcast Youtube Video

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Mark DeJesus has been equipping people in a full time capacity since 1995, serving in various roles, including, teaching people of all ages, communicating through music, authoring books, leading and mentoring. Mark's deepest love is his family; his wife Melissa, son Maximus and daughter Abigail. Mark is a teacher, author and mentor who uses many communication mediums, including the written word, a weekly radio podcast show and videos. His deepest call involves equipping people to live as overcomers. Through understanding inside out transformation, Mark's message involves getting to the root of issues that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace. He is passionately reaching his world with a transforming message of love, healing and freedom. Out of their own personal renewal, Mark and Melissa founded Turning Hearts Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts that are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation. Mark and Melissa currently live in Connecticut.

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