Subtle shaming

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"He subtly shamed her deeply held desire for a child even as he sought to elevate the power of his love in her life. " When I read the stories of women in Scripture, I often listen to my internal responses as a way of listening to the story.  For example, in Hannah’s story (1 Samuel 1), I would always cringe when I read Elkanah’s response to Hannah’s weeping.  So, a few years ago, I stopped and listened there for a while, trying to unpack the very complex and swirling relational … [Read more...]


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