Do I Really Need to Tell Somebody?

Discussion Guide

Thank you for choosing to engage with the Desire series.

We hope this guide will help you discuss the material with a friend. Your conversation will be more rewarding if you take some time to read through the article and this guide before you meet.

Getting Started

  1. If you’re comfortable doing so, invite God to be part of your conversation.
  2. Discuss what stood out to you from the article.
  3. Talk about anything from the article that you have questions about or don’t understand.

Key Points From Article #5

  • Shame drives us into isolation and then tells us we are safer there.

  • Discuss:
    • Does your inner voice ever say any of the following?
      • No one else you know is struggling with this.
      • Your problem is worse than what other women experience.
      • If you come clean, you’ll be judged.
      • You’re on your own, and that’s not changing.
  • Being honest with someone you trust face to face is one of the first steps in emotional and spiritual healing.

  • Discuss:
    • What fears keep you from telling someone about your struggles?

  • Confession — which is being honest with God, yourself and others — allows you to experience the acceptance and unconditional love God wants you to know.

  • Discuss:
    • Do you feel accepted by God today? Why or why not?

Next Steps — Read through these together.

  • Talk with God about how your current struggle makes you feel — even if you enjoy how it makes you feel. Be honest about your fears.
  • Mark a date on your calendar to discuss another article from the Desire series.

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