I just finished reading the last one.
One of the things I am concerned about with this blog is revealing too much. Sharing too much information that no one needs to know or wants to know or hear. I don't want to be like on of those lip-locked people in the park that freak me out!
I share what I do for a couple of reasons.
- It's anonymous. If I knew you knew my family I certainly wouldn't be sharing some of these stories.
- It takes away the power. The longer you shore something up in your head and heart that you know is a bad thing, the longer it will exert power over your life. You just won't be able to get away from it and the longer you keep it shored up, the more powerful it will get.
- I don't believe that what I'm sharing is completely uncommon. I believe there is someone else out there who has similar stories or stories that can relate to mine. And if they don't, they certainly understand stories of shame and have their own. I think we all do.
So I'm not sharing to give you too much information or hurt the people I am talking about. I'm sharing it so you won't feel alone and so the power of these experiences can disappear.
Have you experienced the power of a shameful story? Have you shared it?
Praying for you,