Self worth and identity

Who Are You?

I stood in front of my mirror. It seemed so strange that behind the round face staring back at me there was a person. “Who are you?” I asked my reflection. But she only smiled. Who are you?  This is the question so many of us can never quite answer. We take online quizzes, we …

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Self worth and identity

Who Do We Belong To?

Where do you belong? Maybe you feel at home with your classmates, or maybe your family. Quite possibly, you don’t feel like you belong anywhere. Today I’m going to talk about “belonging” in the sense of spiritual family.  We can belong to the world, to ourselves, or to Christ. Each of these can bring a …

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Self worth and identity

Finding Freedom From Shame and Self-Hatred

“You’re not good enough. No one could really ever love you, not even God. How could He love you, when you constantly fail Him? You shouldn’t even try anymore.” Dear rose, do thoughts of self-hatred bombard you? Do you wonder if God could really love you, with all your brokenness? Shame whispers and doubt sings …

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Don’t Let Your Size Become Your Worth

I stood in front of the mirror, the skirt my mom bought me flaring over my knees making me smile–until it didn’t. The longer I stood in front of the mirror, the more aware of my “flaws” I became. My thighs didn’t have a big enough gap, my stomach wasn’t “pancake” flat, and very quickly, …

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Don’t Hate Yourself-God Loves You

Isn’t Gen Z humor… weird? We genuinely think it’s hilarious how much we hate ourselves. I’ve seen countless memes about how the writer believes they are “human trash.” How did our culture get to this point, where self-hatred has become a joke? Even as pop culture preaches self-love, young people loathe themselves more and more. …

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Finding Awe: The Key to Low Self Esteem

If you’ve spent any time in the devotional book aisle for women in your local bookstore or even at the women’s circle at church, you may have noticed that we spend much of our time discussing self-worth and exploring our identity.  Retreats, conferences, bible studies, devotional books, self-help books, and the like are all there …

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