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A very interesting discussion topic on Approval...I would love to get more people to discussion this, along with watching the video that has been placed in the thread.  Please let me know what you think.


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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Oct 10, 2009
    • Thank you Amy.  I have a hard time in approval my own self.  Why?  When I was young, I was top of the class (out of 150+) and yet, my parents still said “You do better and keep it up!” Then my first husband left me by saying “You are TOO GOOD for me.” and much much more in life.. so I have developed this “I am never good enough.”

      I am working with my therapist.  It is a life long learning process for me.  The only way that help me to advance a little in this area is to know that “God does not create junk” and in His eyes, I am precious.  It helps just a little.

      I still have a LONG LONG WAY TO GO.



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      Coachmombabe wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • I’m sure men battle with this too, but it seems to be so prevalent among women. I think most of us have our own “brand” of approval addiction. For many years I needed to be the “nice” one, the one everyone liked. Don’t get me wrong, I still like being liked! estatic But at some point in my journey to discover my authentic self, the person God created me to be, I had to loosen my grip on caring what others thought. I’d like to say I have completely let go, but I know that would be deceiving myself, and not constructive to my continued growth.  

      China Doll, I’m so glad to hear this is something you are pursuing in your life! Your value is intrinsic, and no one can alter it or take it away. You are created with it, and when you discover it, and believe in it, you begin fulfilling your God given potential of being your authentic self.

      I have to add that, for me, the approval that is most meaningful is that of my Lord, Jesus. Now, that may make some cringe. But I have been lost, searching for my own significance, I found that only my Creator can truly help me become the person I’m intended to be. When He smiles on me, I am full!

      Good topic, Amy!



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      Janet Wooley wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • Ditto Coach, I second that...



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