People in general, but women in particular, have been through a whole lot and continue to go through a whole lot. From childhood to womanhood, we’ve had daddy issues, mommy issues, issues with friends and school, health issues, job issues, children issues, and man issues. One thing that I keep hearing said to, or about, some women is that “she needs a man to validate her.” And most often, the response is, “I don’t need anyone to validate me!”
You’d be surprised how many people are actually bullied in relationships–even as adults. The bullying could occur in an adult child-parent relationship, sibling relationship, friendship, dating relationship, or marital relationship. However it occurs, many times people don’t even realize what’s going on because WE’RE ADULTS and who thinks about adults being bullied?
So, before I go further, I want you to know that you are a fabulous creation of God. God treats you well and it is His intention that you be treated well by others. You are too important; you come with your own purpose, your own gifts and talents—the devil sends many to stifle what God has given you, and he comes disguised, oftentimes cloaked in the shadows behind someone you love. [Read more…]
When men, employers, members of an organization, etc. look at us, they look not only at our physical presentation, but also how we behave, our reputation, and what we bring to the table, then decide whether or not we are “worth it.”
So, while God values us, people may not, and many times it’s our own fault. Here are 5 common ways we women devalue ourselves and some simple suggestions for remedying it. [Read more…]