INSTEAD OF SHAME
THE FREEDOM CLASS
Chapter 2: It's All About the Heart
1. This study is about the condition of the heart. TRUE/FALSE
2. Write out Proverbs 4:23:
3. “Dealing with issues from childhood doesn’t require that you disrespect your family.”
Do you think you can talk about your childhood honestly without disrespecting or dishonoring anyone? How?
4. This study is not about your parents, your grandparents, your relatives, or any other authority figures from your past. It’s about _____________.
5. “Often, a negative impact is made on the mind of a child through seemingly ordinary situations that are less than traumatic.”
Name three adverse childhood situations or conditions that are “less than traumatic” that could initiate a heart bondage. Circle any you experienced personally.
6. Parental authority provides spiritual and emotional protection, much like a covering or __________________ provides a barrier or boundary to keep predators away.
7. Do you believe you have a heart bondage? Explain.
8. Describe what happened in your childhood to shape your life in a negative way. (Note: There may be more than one answer.)
9. The enemy places bonds of shame and hopelessness on a damaged heart with:
b. thoughts of suicide
c. overwhelming guilt
d. spiritual chains
10. In Luke 4:18–19, Jesus named FIVE THINGS He came to do. List them:
11. What is the difference between GUILT and SHAME?
12. Shame is about your IDENTITY, and it’s strongly associated with _____________________.
BONUS QUESTION: Heart bondages are more commonly found in:
c. both—brokenness occurs in both genders equally.