201: Gene McConnell – We’re meant to be seen, not hidden

Gene McConnell is one of America’s foremost experts on shame & its impact on one’s personal perception that affects all other relationships.

His message helps identify and interpret adverse consequences of societal trends that are engulfing our contemporary culture. Gene educates individuals and organizations all over the world about the foundational elements of building and maintaining healthy relationships in marriage, the workplace, and the community.

Gene’s expertise first came on to the national scene with his signature messages about the sexualization of our culture, and the impact it has on individual lives, relationships, and communities. His proprietary program, The Power of PornTM, broke new ground by demonstrating the link between the root causes of shame, broken relationships, and the consumption of sexual images.

When Shame Tripped You Up in Partnership

Gene remembers one day coming home from work and his wife being completely silent. She didn’t talk, he would ask questions, but only get 1 or 2 word responses. With her silence and withdraw, it hurt him big time. He immediately assumed she didn’t care and was mad at him. Gene went for a drive and was furious.

Find out what big news came up, and how he turned the situation around by listening to the podcast.   

What is the Best Partnership Advice You Have Ever Received?

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Best Partnership Resource

Letting Go of Shame: Understanding How Shame it Affects Your Life – Ronald & Patricia Potter- Efron

Safe People: How to Find Relationships that are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t – John Townsend & Henry Cloud

Interview Links –

His website

Article for Faith Wire on Shame

Conferences on Shame

About the author, Ken

I am the producer and host of Speaking of Partnership, a podcast that was inspired by a life of wearing the badge of self-sufficiency and independence proudly, until I realized it wasn't really a badge...it was armor.

My passion is helping you experience the power and payoffs of partnership by understanding and appreciating the opposite sex so you can feel safe, confident and understood in your personal, professional and family partnerships.

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