The Gift of Well-Placed Shame

The Gift of Well-Placed Shame

Well-placed shame is not an easy gift to receive. But it is indeed a gift. Few things are more harmful than the misplaced, abusive shaming of others — or the weighty, unjust self-shaming some people experience. Yet, when rightly applied and humbly received, shame can...

Helping Church Leaders Recover from Leadership Scars

In her work on the surprising power of vulnerability, Brene Brown identified shame as a primary source of our resistance to the risk of wholehearted openness, the kind of emotional and spiritual openness, which can bring us deeper joy and energize greater...