Vulnerability is a subject that many of us don’t like to talk about.
In a sense, being vulnerable means being “exposed” — you share your fears, concerns, or even dreams with someone else, and they see the real you. They know what you love, what you’re scared of, and what you want to do with your life.
A lot of the time, we’re afraid to be vulnerable with people because what if they betray our trust? What if they don’t care about what we care about? What if they think we’re weak, stupid, or too passionate?
Vulnerability takes courage. It takes strength. It’s not a weakness in any way, shape, or form. When you’re vulnerable with someone, you sharing a part of your heart, and that is a beautiful thing. Not only do you create space for deeper relationships, but you also allow yourself to grow into who you truly are.
When people see you being vulnerable, they’ll want to be vulnerable too. Before you know it, you’ll be surrounded by a community of people who truly love you for who you are and who are there to support you no matter what.
Sound like something you may be interested in?
If so, get ready for an incredible episode with author Jen Hatmaker!
Jen Hatmaker is the author of the New York Times bestsellers For the Love and Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire, along with 12 other books. In each of her books, she empowers women to embrace their unique skills, live life without holding back, and step into their full potential.
In addition to starring in the popular series My Big Family Renovation on HGTV, Jen also hosts the award-winning For the Love podcast, which is all about things that make her and her friends laugh and love. Jen is also the delighted curator of the Jen Hatmaker Book Club and the leader of a tightly knit online community where she reaches millions of people each week through her lively, engaging blog posts.
Lastly, Jen is a co-founder of Legacy Collective, a giving community that grants millions of dollars toward sustainable projects around the world. She is a mom to five kids and lives happily just outside Austin, Texas in a 1908 farmhouse with what she calls “questionable plumbing.”
It was a joy to have Jen on the podcast and talk about everything from faith and identity to vulnerability and divorce. She has so much wisdom to share, and I can’t wait for you all to hear it!
Join me on Episode 1,113 to learn about building a new identity, owning your truth, and loving your life with author Jen Hatmaker!