The Risky Business of Vulnerability

Vulnerability.

Let’s just let that word hang in the air for a moment.

I’m sure this word brings up different feelings and thoughts for each of us. We have all had different experiences with it, good and bad I’m sure.

There is nothing like moving to a new place with new people, new job, new church…ok, just new everything, that challenges you in the department of vulnerability.

Even with all my education in Psychology and counseling I had never made a huge distinction between transparency and vulnerability, until recently. Out of curiosity I looked up the definition of transparency, and it is described as being “honest and open.” Whereas the definition of vulnerability is defined as “capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt.”

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