"I'm just shy." You've worn the label for so long that it has become your identity. A counselor recently described it as social anxiety, but the new label does nothing to ease the pain. You wish you could feel "comfortable in your own skin" but instead, in social situations, you feel anxious and out of place. Where can you go for help?
Amy Baker explains that confidence in God, not self-confidence, is the answer to the problem of social anxiety. Trusting in God breaks the paralyzing grip of fear, freeing formerly "shy" people to enter fully into relationship with God and others.
About the author:
Amy Baker is Ministry Resource Director at Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); ACBC certified; Biblical Counseling Coalition council board member; instructor and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries; Vision of Hope residential treatment center board member; B.A., Psychology, Hanover College; Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, Purdue University.
She is the author of Getting to the Heart of Friendships; Picture Perfect; Relief without Cutting; Managing Your Emotions; and several other works. She is the editor of Caring for the Souls of Children.