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Is Shame Affecting You?

Shame: Is It Affecting Your Life and You Don’t Know It?

Shame and identity: a conversation with Mike Foster, author of People of the Second Chance and founder of People of the Second Chance, an organization created to “empower people to overcome life’s setbacks…” Setbacks and injustices can lead to shame. As psychologist Judith Herman explains, “Shame is a response to helplessness, the violation of bodily integrity, and […]

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Spiritual heart

What We Can Learn About Our Spiritual Heart from Our Physical Heart

For most of my professional career, I’ve studied the heart. In the past 8 years, I’ve worked as a cardiovascular specialty representative for two pharmaceutical companies. Recently, I’ve heard and read discussions on the spiritual heart in comparison to the physical heart. I utilized a spiritual heart/physical heart metaphor in 10 Ways to Win a Girl’s […]

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Two shall become one

When “Two Shall Become One” Gets Real

In the classic Christian marriage ceremony, most ministers will quote an ancient passage from Genesis 2:24 (and referenced later in Matthew, Mark, and Ephesians) that reads, Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (English Standard Version). Regardless of your level […]

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