Have you invested time and money in counseling or therapy and still have this nagging feeling that something isn't quite right? Do you have an emptiness inside that never seems to be filled no matter what you do? Do you have hurt and fear that continues to linger no matter how many issues have been resolved? If so, toxic shame may be getting in the way. When Therapy Isn't Enough describes the journey that transformed Mary Detweiler's toxic shame into a sense of purpose and passion.
When God grabbed hold of Mary Detweiler, he let her know that he had given her the spiritual gift of leadership. He also revealed to her the purpose for which he had given her that gift. When she attempted to live out that purpose, she encountered many obstacles. One of the obstacles she encountered was the stained-glass ceiling. As she continually bumped up against the stained-glass ceiling, she began to understand the difference between leading and managing.
If you go to church and feel the same when you go out as you did when you went in, something is missing. That something may be relationship. Mary was raised in a very rigid, works-oriented religion which left her feeling afraid of God and not good enough for him. God, however, came after her and grabbed hold of her as an adult. During her ensuing faith journey she learned that many of the things she had been taught about him as she was growing up were simply not true. She learned that rather than giving people a set of rules and expectations, God is continually inviting people to enter into a personal relationship with him.