I have been struggling recently with feeling hypocritical and unworthy, so much so that I feel like I can’t talk to God about my struggles. What should I do to stop feeling so unworthy of God’s help and love?
From eating disorders, to self-obsession, to provocative clothing, to unhealthy romantic flings, to pop-culture preoccupation, today’s young women are desperately searching for feminine fulfillment - but looking in all the wrong places.
Have you ever heard the voice of Discouragement whisper accusations to your soul? “You are a miserable failure,” he mocks. “You aren’t doing anything right! Look at all the mistakes you are making!” Discouragement loves to point out all our imperf
1 Corinthians 13:5 says, “Love is not rude.” At first glance, this principle seems almost too basic and simple – and yet, it is profoundly brilliant and life-changing. Just think about how our churches, marriages, families, and relationships could change for the better
The message “love yourself” seems to be everywhere in modern culture - even in the church. It’s a message that especially appeals to us as women. Today’s beauty and fashion industries promote a truly impossible standard for feminine beauty (i.e.
When I was sixteen, my brothers and I regularly visited residents at our local nursing home. Our favorite person to visit was a delightful little lady named Dolly. She was eighty-seven years old, nearly blind and in frail health, but she was truly radiant. She loved to talk about G
You see it everywhere - the push for self-promotion. Ads for clothing, beauty products, cars, food, you name it, all scream, “If you have this, you will get all the attention you crave! Your insecurities will be thrown to the wind and you’ll be happier than ever!” Or, “Just be who you are! Don’t let the opinions of others hinder you.
Eric and I had been in full-time ministry for several years when the bait of idleness began to call my name. Ministry life was quite demanding; we were constantly traveling, speaking, writing, and counseling. As an introvert, I often felt drained from these tasks.
I’ve been struggling with feeling ugly physically. Because of it, I’ve made makeup an idol in my life and am so self-conscious about the way I look. I have been called ugly by guys and even some family members. When I look in the mirror ... I don’t see someone who is beautiful or feminine.