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Our Loveliness in the Eyes of God

God does not despise us. So why do we live like He does? And when we don’t see His love for us, it’s too easy to despise ourselves. But a fruit of the spirit is love and this must include self-love. Evan & Liz Frerichs’ prayer is that we will...

Self-love: Selfishness vs Self-Care

Love your neighbor as you love yourself. How often do we as Christians forget the self-love, while our culture is forgetting the part about loving your neighbor? There are 100 little ways to do self-care through out the day and week. Evan and Liz Frerichs also discuss...

Self-Control is the Path to Freedom

The right constrictions lead to broader freedom. This is the case with the fruit of the spirit self-control. Through this discipline, God leads us to the good works we would choose to do if we had the mind of God. You don’t grow and learn unless you go through...

Accepting Self vs Self-Control

There is a mystery and balance between our God-given personalities and the broken parts of us that God desires to change and grow. Evan and Liz Frerichs discuss this balance and how to strive for spiritual growth without forsaking our hardwiring. We’re still...

Self-Control vs Forces of Nature

Who loves conflict? We all probably dread it to some extent, but when we center our life around avoidance of conflict, trying to soften everything, we become a ghost with no impact on anything. This is the obvious opposite of self-control and today Evan & Liz...

Frantic Energy vs Self-Control

What is self-control? Is it just beating the flesh into submission? Christians tend to think this is what it means; that we’ve got to attack our fleshly desires head on. Evan & Liz believe it’s more about nurturing the spirit. Christian self-control...

Vulnerability Armor: Serpentining

Brene Brown says Serpentining is what we do to avoid POTENTIAL shame and hurt. We all do this either through procrastination, falsely positive emotions, or distractions from stress of life. We all know life is stressful and full of problems, but after we’ve...

Vulnerability Armor: Over Sharing

There’s a difference between putting your toe over the line & dashing across it. It is possible to use vulnerability as a shield against healthy relationships. You’re the only one who can tell if you’re sharing to foster or repel relationship....

Vulnerability Armor: Perfectionism

Trapped in Woulda, shoulda, coulda? Whether you’re trying to be perfect or just not mess up at all, no one can maintain that level of performance! The pressure on yourself is another kind of vulnerability armor we use to shield ourselves from shame &...