Sharon Dickens is the Director of Operations and Women's Ministry at 20Schemes, a church-planting organization based in Niddrie, Scotland. Sharon has over 26 years experience working in the community primarily with families and people who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness.
Rarely in Christian circles have I found the subject of "cutting" or other self-harm discussed with any depth. I don’t know why that is. But I do know one thing for sure: Christians who self-harm often experience an added layer of the guilt and shame that a self-harmer already experiences. The good news is that there is hope and freedom from the cycle of self-harm in Jesus Christ.