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Emancipate Your Mind: 015: What Does Shame Actually Sound Like?

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We talk a lot about shame, but when you’ve been raised your whole life in a high-shame culture, sometimes it can be hard to detect it in everyday life, even in other people.

I recently read Mike McHargue’s book “Finding God in the Waves” and the last bit of the book was full of lingering shame messages Mike still had about his deconstruction at the time of the writing. This episode explores those messages and points out why they are harmful to healing.

We also explore some of the shaming mechanisms his congregation employed to get Mike to fall in line and protect the integrity of the congregation.

Did any of this resonate with you? I’d love to hear from you! Email me at [email protected] or send me a message on Instagram @emancipatedmolly

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