Hurt and Shame in James 4

Hurt and Shame in James 4

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"Hurt People hurt people." You may have heard it before, but why is it true? Chip Dodd explains this in a modified view of the trauma triangle:   The trauma triangle is an observable reality in most human experience. It's easy to remember in the form of a short story. A victim of trauma denies their own needs and ends up coping by harming another person. This creates a new victim.   Let's add characters:   Joe is a victim. He grew up being shamed by his mother. He has grown to believe that "being needy" is bad. His needs inconvenience people (namely his mother). He lives life bottling up his needs. He never expresses them to people — yet hopes that they will sense, know, and respond to his…
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