Season: 8 Episode: 105
Love yourself first, take care of you, you’re enough … these are the messages of culture. Sadly, they are also the message in some Christian churches. Brooke talks about her own journey with self-love and why self-denial is what strengthens the everyday woman. Follow Brooke on social @thegorgeousgrace
“We don’t ned more self love. We need self denial.”
“You are designed to be your child’s mother; You are not designed to be their God.”
“Self love is settling for a lesser love.”
“I am enough is not the message. Jesus is the only one who should be giving the ‘I Am’ statements.”
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Brooke Tabor is a wife, a mother, social media faith-blogger and a recently graduated student from Liberty University with her Bachelors of Science in Religion/focus in Christian Counseling. Brooke uses her voice and heart to not only share her personal life’s journey in Christ, but also to encourage women to seek after God first hand. In a world where it is easy to access biblical theology and doctrine through a variety of sources (podcasts, social media, books etc.), Brooke states that secondhand faith has nothing on true, firsthand relationship that abides and walks with God. Brooke enjoys writing, reading, learning and talking about all things pertaining to theology and God’s word. To contact her personally, you can find her on Instagram @thegorgeousgrace or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Why do you feel it’s important to bring awareness to the “self-love” message?
I’m going to share your quote that I saw and loved. You said, “As a Christian, I must reject the cultural mantra that as a mom “I am enough”. If I were enough, my children would learn that mom fix all their problems – not that they need God.” This hit home for me because I remember the first time I realized my mom wasn’t perfect and she didn’t know everything. I told myself I would not let me boys grow up thinking I had all the answers. How did you learn this yourself?
How do we balance the message of “I’m not enough” and the message that “Christ takes me as I am?” (There may be some theology in there, hopefully that’s not confusing). Sometimes that’s a hard balance … especially as moms who feel like we blow it when we yell at our kids or have to find the answer and don’t have it. We hear from culture that we are enough yet it is not easy to live that way.
We are living in a heavily offended culture and much of that has to do with the message of ME. Meism, Meology … it’s all about how we feel. You have another quote (so good!!!) that says, “The point of the cross was not to save us from our fleshly feelings; the point of the cross was to save us from God Himself.” What spurred you to address emotionalism?
You said, “We don’t need more self-love. We need more self-denial.” What does that look like?
What advice would you give to the woman who’s attracted to the self-love message?