NEW BOOK

NEW BOOK

Over the course of the next several months I will be releasing excerpt and even full chapters from my new book: Mindsets of Winners Lord willing the book will be published by summer of 2018, yay!
BODY SHAME

BODY SHAME

Many people struggle with body shame. It isn’t something often talked about in the church or even with friends, due to the fact that the very nature of shame—is hiding. Shame loves to keep us from being seen and calling it out for what it really is: A LIE.   Until we validate shame, it’s very hard to overcome it. If you struggle with your body image (and yes, many many guys struggle too), then STOP pretending that it doesn’t exist—acknowledge it. When we can acknowledge shame toward our body, it begins to weaken the grip it has on us.    When I was 5 years old, 3 older boys walked in on me while I was using a public bathroom, and  they started laughing and mocking me. I don’t remember more than that, besides my mom being very upset about the whole thing. I know from the Holy Spirit that this was my introduction to shame. This moment was the onramp for the lie, which I would believe for years, to enter my heart… the belief that something was wrong with my body.    If you grew up on TV, as I did as a kid, then you received many messages. These were probably subliminal—telling you that something was for sure wrong with how you were made. Then combine that with the bodies of almost everyone on magazine covers and in every movie looking a certain way and from that you got the clear message: your body isn’t enough.    Then for me, you add a mom who not only thought something was wrong with her body but also made changes to “fix” it—now this lie is deeply...
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