Letting Go of Shame

Letting Go of Shame

Shame. We’ve all felt it at some point, but did you know shame was one of the first emotions after the Fall? In Genesis 3, Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate the fruit and that their eyes were opened. They knew that they were naked – they became self-conscious of their own weakness, their own vulnerability. What did they do? They hid in shame….

Anxiety in College Students Related to Parenting Styles

I’m often asked, “Why do you think there is such an increase in anxiety and depression among college students?” The answer is not a simple one, but there is one contributing factor that I believe has to do with our parenting. Culture has taught us to continually build up our children’s self-esteem, and tell them how wonderful they are. We are encouraged to protect them…


I’ve thought about writing this post for some time, but just could never “find time” to sit down and do it. Perhaps it wasn’t not having time (for we are trying to shelter in), but more of a dread. If I write about it, it seems to feel more real — its not that I’m in denial. I know we are in a weird season….