Genesis 3:8-11 - When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. 9 Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10 He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.” 11 “Who told you that you were naked?” the Lord God asked.
Genesis 2:25 - Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.
The Veneer of Vulnerability
The reality is we are afraid of true intimacy because we’re afraid they’re going to hurt me.
Fear is the enemy of vulnerability
Fear leads to lack of trust
…Lack of trust leads to a lack of exposure
……Lack of exposure means we’re not going to be known.
Spend so much of our relationship time hiding the true us
We put on an act, a costume, which is not fulfilling to either side.