What Shame Does


This post is an exercise taken from one of my workbooks that helps us to focus on the power of shame in our lives.  It was originally written as an individual step 4 tool for a sponsee and I modified it as a general shame exercise.  Even if a person doesn’t want to do the exercise, it informs them about shame and what it does to us.

Gen 3:8 – And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.  ESV

Guiding Commentary – This is of course part of the classic story of the fall of mankind; this part is where Adam and Eve get caught in their rebellion and their response is to run away and hide.  It…

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