We all have a God-given and holy desire to be fully known and wholly loved. But while that’s what we all want, what we all need, sadly, past wounds can cause us to withdraw and hide. But this only increases our shame. the God who sees us, knows us, and deeply loves us is, at this moment, relentlessly pursuing us and inviting us on a journey of healing. In this episode, Psychiatrist Dr. Curt Thompson, MD, invites us to experience deep healing and connection through Christ’s relentless love.
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Resource mentioned: the Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves by Dr. Curt Thompson
the Being Known Podcast by Dr. Curt Thompson
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- What resonated with you most in this episode?
- Prior to listening to this episode, how might you have described shame?
- Why might it be helpful or important to recognize how we experience shame physiologically?
- How does it feel to know we begin to experience shame as early as fifteen months?
- How often do your thoughts take on a condemning quality?
- In what areas of your life do you most feel unseen?
- What are some ways you allow yourself to be seen by God?
- What is one action step God might be asking you to take, having listened to this episode?