Bestselling author and Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator (based on the research of Brené Brown) Justine Froelker talks how our greatest self-defense mechanisms are the worst offenders to our sacred truth. When we close ourselves up from being vulnerable with others, for whatever reason, we prevent our light from being shown and cause our closest relationships that were always meant to help us through tough times suffer, and even suffocate. We must bare our hearts to risk the most wonderful reward: love. Jesus didn't fight with armor. He bore his soul to save.
2 Timothy 1:7 (TPT):
For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.