Season: 4 Episode: 050
Shanda talks to Lori about overcoming the guilt of the past, God’s grace and how to deal with insecurity.
“Your value is not found in the image you create for yourself, but because you are created in the image of God.”
“Your talents and gifts do not make you valuable, they make your purposeful.”
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Today, we are talking about struggling with insecurities and letting go of our past, and I have a special guest, Lori Turner, on the show today. She is going to share her experience with insecurities and how God has helped her through them.
Lori is a teacher, writer, and blogger. She enjoys helping young women pursue a relationship with God and get to know Him deeper. Lori feels that God has helped her overcome many struggles in her younger years and she wants to help other girls overcome as well. She writes about topics like purity, relationships, singleness, insecurity, and how to grow in your faith. You can find her writing at loribethh.com/blog/, yes there are two H’s in the website. In addition to writing about these faith topics, she is passionate about preaching and teaching the Word of God in small groups and gatherings. Lori has a facebook group called “Deeper” where she leads bible studies and prayer calls virtually. Her instagram handle is loribturner_ where you can find the link to join the group if interested!
Welcome to the show, Lori!
Self confidence is a tough one because we ALL struggle with it. I appreciate your approach to this topic because you share your past experiences with honesty but always bring glory to God.
Let’s start with your personal struggle with insecurity and how it affected you before God transformed your life. In what ways did you try and fulfill the issue of self-confidence in your life?
You speak to young women about your past struggles with your relationships with men. Did this lead you further into insecurity and was it one of the ways you tried to deal with it?
A lot of women struggle with insecurities. I know I have and still do at times and for different reasons. What if it stems from our past? What do you tell someone who struggles with letting go of things she may be ashamed of or wish she could go back and undo?
More Christian women today are having sex before marriage. We live in the hook-up culture where sites like Tender make this easy. You speak to the single female audience about purity often (which I so appreciate because it’s needed). You mentioned on one of your posts that sexual sin is one of the largest struggles. Why do you think that is? Does this have anything to do with women’s self-confidence and insecurity?
Many times women place our worth in what we’ve achieved or the title we carry. I know this because I’ve done it. We don’t value the sheer fact that we are created in the image of God and are part of His perfect design. Why do you think this is such an issue with our culture today?
You address things the no one would ever say, yet we all think. For example, you have addressed the idea that some women feel as though getting a man or getting married will solve all of their problems and make them feel as though they’ve arrived? What is dangerous about this way of thinking?