Imagine sitting on a comfortable couch across from your trusted friend or sister. The conversation is effortless, transparent, truthful. Sometimes the tears flow, sometimes the sounds of laughter echo through the room...
That's the Hummingbird Journeys Couch Conversations Podcast for you.
I’m Kareem, your host, and I'm happy to share these experiences with you, one episode at a time.
There are many voices which seek to define us as women. The pressure to live up to the standards imposed on us can be overwhelming and, for some, can lead to feelings of inadequacy and insecurity which in turn give way to a negative self- image and low self-esteem.
In this episode, we treat the issue of low self-esteem. Our guests, a panel of women from the Cornerstone African House of Praise in Singapore, discuss the causes and effects of low self-esteem. In heartfelt dialogue, we examine how our self-image can be influenced by painful experiences which have left deep seated wounds.
Listen to these women share how low self-esteem is the inability to see ourselves the way God sees us, and how God desires to restore our understanding of who we are in Him. By the end of this episode, you will appreciate that overcoming Low Self-Esteem is possible if we return to the heart of our Father and hold what He has said concerning us as the single source of truth.
(3:30) What is self-esteem
(5:20) If my perceptions of myself are negative, can this still be considered an honest feeling?
(7:20) Why do we see our self the way we do? What influences our thoughts about our self?
(8:45) Who is setting your standards?
(9:50) Who told you that you were anything other than what God has called you to be as His child?
(13:10) We have allowed people and situations to define us, but it is up to us to reject anything that contradicts what God has said concerning us.
(15:50) How to unearth things that may have happened in childhood and overcome the negatives.
(29:00) Consequences of low self-esteem.
(39:450) Why being confident is not just an option for a godly woman, but a necessity.
Couch Conversations is brought to you by Hummingbird Journeys, a faith-based counseling, and emotional support agency.
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