In the midst of my own personal journey towards vulnerability and courage, a friend sent me a link to this TED Talk from renowned shame researcher Brené Brown. It’s a worthwhile 20 minutes (just let it run in the background while you’re doing other work) as Brené humorously shares how her research ended up messing with her own personal life.
She stops short of our need for a Savior, but there are foundational elements of this discussion that I feel are imperative for us to understand. Especially in the Church.
(NOTE: If you’re offended by a little swearing, or conversation about beer and banana nut muffins, you’ve been officially warned.)