For those who live with the shame of what has been done to them, Ed Welch’s 2012 book, Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection, has proven helpful.But what about those who feel self-hate for something they have brought on to themselves, some personal sin or personal failure?But then, I only took one psych course in college……I like to keep things simple.
We hate ourselves for how we look, how we feel, what we’ve done, what’s been done to us, or what we keep failing to accomplish.
It often lives under the surface of our lives because it has never been named and identified.
Bible counselor David Powlison is the executive director of CCEF, the senior editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling, and he will be publishing a new book in September, titled: Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness (New Growth Press). It has been a long time since you and I have connected and you are a brother and it is a joy when brothers can connect to each other. As you know, for our time together here, I want to talk about self-hatred.
His book addresses self-hate, and I recently connected with Dr. This is something you’ve been thinking about for a long time, but does not get addressed much in the church.
We hope to facilitate more of these kinds of conversations soon.