We hear about the idea of shame, it’s a concept that has been talked about a lot the last few years. How do we define it? What is shame? And how should we address it?
Our guest on this episode, Jasmine Holmes, describes shame as the feeling or need to hide, much like humanity felt in the Garden of Eden when sin entered the world. As we leave our Easter celebrations behind us on the calendar, we can remember the victory we find in Christ.
Jesus’s resurrection makes a new way for us. This hope and renewal can be true in our shame journeys as well. When we remember the freedom we have in God’s grace we can move forward without hiding from God.
Jasmine Holmes is a mom to three young boys, teaches history, and writes from her home in Jackson, Mississippi. In this conversation, Jasmine walks us through some questions to ask ourselves when we feel the need to hide, and some proactive steps we can take as fallen people to be held accountable by a trusted community of people who love us.
Identifying and working through shame is not a one and done experience, but a process we work out throughout our lives. Jasmine’s perspectivepoints us to move toward Christ, instead of hiding from him, when we get those feelings that we’ve done something wrong. He knows us and loves us already.
You can catch it on iTunes or watch it here:
The Pilgrim’s Progress (modern English version)
The Soul of Shame by Dr. Curt Thompson
Changes That Heal by Henry Cloud
Brene Brown: We Need to Talk About Shame
Jasmine’s new book: Never Cast Out: How the Gospel Puts an End to the Story of Shame