self-image

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What Would Godly Social Media Look Like?

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I have a love/hate relationship with social media. Love: I love connecting with friends around the world, and knowing what’s going on in their lives. Hate: Sometimes it feels about as fun as trying on bathing suits one size too small. I feel not enough.
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Why We Put Up With Bad Friendships

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Have you ever wished that your relational life was like Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants? Surrounded by people who are all supportive, who want the best for you and will go to bat for you; who know when you need picking up and when you need a stern word. Instead, friendships are often a tricky arena.
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How I Came to Like the Way God Made Me

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It was in intermediate school when I discovered that I was “weird”.  According to this group of “cool” girls in my class, I was strange. Odd. Intense. Weird. And rather than this remaining merely their opinion, I considered their words authoritative on who I was.
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Can a Personality Test Define Who I Am?

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When I first took the test years ago, I found the result quite accurate in describing my strengths, weaknesses, moods, even the way I view romantic relationships. Since then, I had retaken the test a few more times, only to discover that the results had changed.
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Why Humility Isn't the Same as Putting Ourselves Down

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My friend gazed at me through FaceTime, a kind smile on her face. “I just want to let you know that I just counted you saying the word ‘stupid’ six times when talking about yourself.”
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3 Things to Keep in Mind While Scrolling Through Social Media

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As a design graduate, I found them artsy and inspiring to watch—and imagining having a taste of their “perfect” life helped me keep my mind off the restrictions we were facing because of COVID. So at first, I didn’t see anything wrong with watching these videos. However, when it became more of a habit, I began to see how these videos would influence my life in negative ways.
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The Day I Realized Looks Aren't Everything

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It wasn't until I faced the operating table that I realized the one thing I treasured the most was a functioning, healthy body.
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I’m Not Who You See on Instagram

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One square photo. One little box under our fingertip that we scroll through daily. That’s all it takes for us to form an opinion about someone or something.

WHISTLER'S PAINTING

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By Tin Hubilla Whistler's Mother is a painting of a woman…