Sarah McCarten


Thirty things I’ve learned about shame and vulnerability. A guest post by Alex Headrick


I was so excited when Alex offered to contribute to this series. Guys this is well worth a read. Thanks so much!

About a year ago my husband and I were in the midst of the hardest season we’d ever experienced, and I found myself living in another’s home in a desperate attempt to salvage what little of “me” I had left. It was during that time that I made a commitment to myself, and to God, to just focus on me for a little while. That was the beginning of my journey through the valleys of shame and into a life lived vulnerably. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it, and my life is fuller and more meaningful because I’ve learned to live this way. It changed my marriage, my friendships, even my job! Below are 30 things I’ve learned on this journey—and may it be a roadmap to yours!

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