Category: Self-esteem

Raising Girls Who Honor Their Bodies and Love Themselves

About a year after I graduated from college–nearly 10 years ago–I overheard a conversation between several young men that I have never forgotten. Back then the show Newlyweds was popular, a reality series following the marriage between Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. The young men were discussing the show, and they landed on the topic…
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You are not an object. You are a person.

I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since I last posted! Sorry folks! Last week Ike and I flew down to North Carolina to surprise my mother-in-law for her 60th birthday, so I had to go silent on social media. I didn’t want to risk spilling the beans. Fortunately, she was TOTALLY surprised and delighted…
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Does This Make Me Look Fat?

Sarah laughed right in God’s face. Do you remember that story? Sarah, the wife of Abraham, was old and barren. She was long past her child-bearing years, so when she overheard the Lord telling Abraham that she would conceive and bear a son, Sarah laughed to herself saying, “After I am worn out, and my…
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Body Image: A Hopelessly Broken Vessel

As you can probably tell from the several posts I have now devoted to the topic, pregnancy weight gain has been one of the more, um, challenging aspects of pregnancy for me. I haven’t loved it, although God has used it to teach me a lot about myself and my faith. While I continue to…
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On the Path to Perfection

This past weekend I attended the Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing. I didn’t really know what to expect (it was my first “writers conference” in my life!) but my favorite part was, by far, connecting with other Christian women writers. Shout out to all you amazing ladies! One of the writers I FINALLY got…
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