“No Christian is immune to the devastations of sin, and attempting to reconcile those sins, whether committed against us or by us, with our standing as God’s beloved children, is incredibly difficult work. Often, the shame brought on by my past caused me to hide from God and to run from the security and belonging he was offering me. God has given us the truth from scripture as our most powerful tool when facing shame, and FIC helped me learn to remember, to rest, and to walk in the promises and truths of God, a loving Father who will never abandon or hurt us and who does not call us to live in shame”