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The Bible Never Said That

with Chara Donahue

Episode 23: Half Truth – “You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are”

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This saying is meant to boost self-esteem. But self-esteem is a fickle thing, and the Bible never tells us to seek it. But when we look to the only perfect person to walk the earth, Christ, we find a better thing than self-esteem.

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Verses Referenced:
Hebrews 10:12-13; Job 1:3; Job 1:8; Job 3:1–3; Philippians 3:12; Ephesians 1:3-7; 2 Cor 3:18; 2 Peter 3:18; Colossians 1:21-22; Philippians 1:6

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Articles Referenced:
Development of Self-Esteem From Age 4 to 94 Years: A Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies by Ulrich Orth, Ruth Yasemin Erol, Eva C. Luciano

You Are Not Enough, and That's Okay by Asheritah Ciuciu

6 Lies We Believe Every Day and How to Combat Them with Truth by Chara Donahue

Identity Crisis by Kate Franken

When Your Significance and Identity Get Tested by Stephen Kendrick and Lawrence Kimbrough

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You can find Chara at Anchored Voices | Facebook | Twitter

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Ponomariova_Maria
June 16, 2021
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Chara Donahue is a co-author of the Bible study 1, 2 & 3 John: Experiencing Transformation and is working on her next book. She is an adjunct professor at her local university, holds an MSEd, and is passionate about seeing people set free through God's truths. She is the founder and editor of Anchored Voices, and host of the podcast The Bible Never Said That, which you can listen to on LifeAudio.com. Get in touch with her on Facebook or Twitter.
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