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Shame, What Is It, and How to Deal With It?

Image Source:  (28) Midori Ito 🥈 - Albertville Games (1992) HD - YouTube  By Al Baker - Posted at Forget None of His Benefits: “Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.” – Revelation 16:15 Perhaps you remember the story of Midori Ito, the great Japanese figure skater, who was favored to win the gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. She fell in her final routine, and finished with a silver medal. The next day she appeared on national television in Japan, apologizing for her failure for letting down and disappointing her entire nation. This seems strange to many of us in the West and that’s because many Asian and Middle Eastern cultures are driven by shame. We in the West tend to be guilt based. We want to know if someone is guilty, if he has broken the law. In Middle Eastern Islamic cultures, if a young woman marries a Christian or converts to Christi