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What Does It Mean to Love Others As You Love Yourself?

Christ told us to love others as we love ourselves, but how do you do that in fallen bodies and souls that have mixed motives that are continually driving us to love ourselves more than others? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Day 4 – Teen Devotion: Forget About Self-Esteem

Day 4 – Teen Devotion_ Forget About Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is one of the most corrupted teachings in our culture. Though you should love yourself as a unique individual made in God’s image, to ask someone who does not know the Lord or has a weak relationship with God to esteem—think highly—themselves is a… Continue Reading …

Day 29 – Teen Devotion: Re-evaluating Your Self-Esteem

Day 29 - Teen Devotion_ Re-evaluating Your Self-Esteem

Thinking more about yourself is not the path to freedom. The self-esteem agenda demands that you turn your thoughts onto yourself, thinking more and more about yourself. The Bible has a different type of message; it’s a counterintuitive worldview: The more you think about God… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Mable’s Search for Self-Esteem

Mable said during one of her counseling sessions that her dad was unstable, which typically manifested as pouting or verbal outbursts toward her and her three siblings. Mable is nineteen now but remembers in vivid detail balling up in a fetal position many nights as… Continue Reading …

Four Reasons to Praise God For Your Imperfections

The word Utopia means no place—a place that does not exist. A utopian idea of life is a mirage in a desert. This reality is a major data point for anyone who has a penchant toward perfectionism. Listen to the podcast You may want to… Continue Reading …

The Mystery and Misunderstanding about Being Worthless

If you isolate a portion of Scripture from the narrative of the Bible’s story, you can misunderstand its meaning. Isolating texts is why some Christians struggle with the Bible’s declaration about us becoming worthless. What did Paul mean? Why is that negative statement an essential… Continue Reading …