Self-esteem

God Removed My “Damaged Goods” Sticker

“Sometimes I feel like you’re worthless!” said the voice on the phone. “Well then,” I replied.  “I suppose we shouldn’t be together.” I hung up. After months of trying to end things, of breaking up with him repeatedly, I finally had the courage to let my boyfriend go once and for all. In the aftermath of that final phone call...

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Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror
Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror

I lost my dad to suicide at the age of five. Shortly after that a family member started sexually abusing me. Several years later I lost my step dad to a horrible fire that destroyed our home. We were left with nothing except for haunting memories.  Later, I turned to drinking to ease the pain that tormented me day in and day out and also developed...

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Why Are You Special?
Why Are You Special?

One of my favorite questions to ask my three year old daughter is, “Why are you special?” She enthusiastically replies, “Because God made me!” The best part is when she proceeds to tell me all the parts that He made while pointing to each one. “God made my elbows,” she says, as she proudly points them both at me. “He made my legs,”...

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Learning to Take a Compliment
Learning to Take a Compliment

Last summer my husband and I embarked on a ninety-day, 7000 mile road-trip around the western United States. The trip was a dream come true, one that we had been planning for several years. Our itinerary revolved around our shared passions of camping, rock climbing and mountain biking, which filled the months with adventure, amazing scenery and accomplishment....

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Heart Problems: A Dad Shaped Hole
Heart Problems: A Dad Shaped Hole

Not every girl gets to be Daddy's little girl. Many are missing the father-daughter relationship that is so essential for any child to have. The following excerpt is from H. Norman Wright's A Dad-Shaped Hole in My Heart. Dads, see for yourself and learn how to help heal that 'dad-shaped hole' in your daughter's heart. Daughters or even sons, consider...

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Dads, Princesses and the Power of Woo
Dads, Princesses and the Power of Woo

"Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?  Actually, who are you not to be?" - Marianne Williamson I am standing in a crush of three-year-old pint-sized princesses. Surrounded by sparkling tiaras and frilly dresses, these little daubs of pink and purple are up way past their collective bed time.  We giggle.  We dance.  We...

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Great Quotes on LIFE
Great Quotes on LIFE

"I have held many things in my hands and I have lost them all. But whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess." ~ Martin Luther In youth we learn, in age we understand. ~  Marie Ebner-Eschenbach Appreciation is a wonderful thing; It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. ~ Voltaire The greatest...

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Self-Esteem and You
Self-Esteem and You

There's a revolution going on. "It's a revolution within," says author Gloria Steinem. In fact, that is the title of her bestseller, Revolution From Within, a book about self esteem. In her preface she writes, "The more I talked to men as well as women, the more it seemed that inner feelings of incompleteness, emptiness, self doubt and self hatred...

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