10.25.2013

Is It Possible To Get Beyond Shame?

Interesting to consider: How do we get past shame and truly support one another?

Whether people are ashamed about health issues, finances, or some behavior, it's often challenging to get beyond shame into real assistance and care. 


This article (link below) brought it to mind today. A few questions to consider:

• How do I support others in their need without adding shame?

• If I find out that someone has something (sickness, debts, behaviors, etc) that I disagree with, am I still a "safe relationship" for that person, or group, to share life with?

• What is most important to me: pointing out failures, or building relationships? 

Here's the article that got me thinking this morning. Check it out. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments too! Blessings!