Love Yourself? Deny Yourself?


Finding the balance between caring for yourself and serving others is difficult. Yet, self care is important to practice in order to prevent burnout and maintain "down time" in your life. The tension between self-love and self-denial is not easy to sort out, but we invite you to explore this delicate balance the articles in this download. You’ll find articles that explore the negative impact of an overtaxing lifestyle and discover the consequences of neglecting self-care. Discover a theological basis for making self-care a priority and find practical suggestions for how you can care for yourself—body and soul—in God-honoring ways.

A collection of Bible-based articles and resources to use for yourself or with a group of other women.

Spiritual Superhero or Stressed Out Serve-aholic?
by Kelli B. Trujillo

Leaders Guide
How to use “Love Yourself? Deny Yourself?” for a group study.

Who Am I? I Forgot...
When we let important stuff slide, our true identity slips away.
by Holly Vicente Robaina

Capable, Called... And Exhausted
It’s okay to lower our expectations. Really. by Cheryl M. Scheir

Putting Self-Love In Its Place
Jonathan Edwards believed that personal fulfillment and loving God go hand-in-hand.
by Douglas A. Sweeney

Discovering A Healthier You
Tips to help you feel more balanced physically and spiritually.
Interview by Amy M. Tatum

Every guilt-driven “yes” means a “no” to something important in my life.
by Brenda Jank

What Have You Done For You Lately?
12 ways to give yourself the special treatment you deserve.
by Camerin Courtney

Additional Resources
Books to help you further.
Total number of pages - 47 pages

Format: PDF


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