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How to Escape the Cult of Self-Affirmation (Alisa Childers, Allie Beth Stuckey)

You’ve heard the influencers. You’ve seen the self-affirmations. The mantras. The memes. Instagram. Love yourself in order to love others. But is this mindset of self-love really true? Is it Biblical that we love ourselves before loving others? Or do we already love ourselves too much and we cannot see it because we are self-obsessed?

In today’s video pick, Alisa Childers interviews Allie Beth Stuckey on her book, You’re Not Enough And That’s Ok. I have personally read the book and I appreciate how Allie tackles the topic of self-love. Definitely recommend checking out the interview and the book.

In order to encourage you to check out the video, I’ve taken the commentary given and turned it mostly into questions. If you would like the answers, please check out the video.

  • Allie Beth Stuckey has a book, You’re Not Enough And That’s Ok.
  • What inspired Allie to write her book?
  • Why is the message “you are enough” attractive?
  • Why is it important to have Christ as our confidence?
  • “My feelings change on a dim.” – Alisa Childers
  • What was Allie’s Christian experience during the beginning of college? Where was she putting her identity?
  • Allie went into sinful behavior, part of it she said was to numb her pain. What did Allie fall into?
  • Why couldn’t Allie stop herself from the addictive, sinful lifestyle she found herself in?
  • How does Satan use self-righteousness, according to Allie?
  • “As long as you keep convincing yourself of your self-sufficency you will continue to exhaust yourself.” – Allie Beth Stuckey
  • What do many influencers have in common? What does Allie’s book challenge that these self-affirmation gurus encourage?
  • “There is no where in the Bible you will read of self-sufficiency.” – Allie Beth Stuckey
  • What is the burden of self?
  • What is the cult of self-affirmation?
  • What are red flags of the cult of self-affirmation?
  • When our automny is focused on us and not a higher authority of God, how does that affect us and others?
  • What is the problem when our autonomy is focused on emotions?
  • What is the problem for reproductive justice?
  • What is the problem with transgender ideology with children?
  • How are mothers preyed on?
  • Why can’t our satisfaction come from people recognizing all we go through?
  • What are the problems of “indulging our ego” as Allie puts it?
  • Why is it wrong for moms to get affirmations on their motherhood, and being good mothers, from complete strangers?
  • What is “meology”?
  • What are the problems in reading scripture wrong?
  • What is the problem when we have bad theology?
  • Why is it a problem to read ourselves into scripture?
  • “We are not the David. Jesus is the David.” – Allie Beth Stuckey
  • What is the myth of being perfect the way we are?
  • For the Christian, our body is a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit, and that is something to appreciate. How is this different than the body image of the world?
  • “We are born loving ourselves…Self-loathing is the other side of the coin of self-obsession.” – Allie Beth Stuckey
  • “Loving our neighbor isn’t liking their personality.” – Allie Beth Stuckey
  • What is the problem when we feel we have to wait first to “love” ourselves before we can love others?
  • Allie Beth Stuckey has a YouTube Channel – Relatable.

Check Out: How to Escape the Cult of Self-Affirmation by Alisa Childers & Allie Beth Stuckey

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The Gospel Message– The Gospel message is good news, which means there’s bad news. We all are sinners and condemned. We all deserve the just punishment of God’s wrath. Christianity is unlike any other religion because we cannot earn our way into Heaven. God saw the weakness of man and his utter depravity. Yet, He showed us grace. Jesus, God, One Person of the Trinity, became God in the flesh, the God-Man. He was always perfect and sinless. And His humanity was perfected on the cross, living the full sinless life. He became our atonement sacrifice. Dying in our place, taking on the wrath of God upon Himself. He died on the cross, and He was resurrected because death could not hold Him. Jesus is the answer. We, as guilty sinners, need His blood to pay off our debt of sin. For all who put their faith in Him – meaning eyes are opened to the Gospel, we see ourselves as a sinner, we see the need for Christ, we desire our Savior, and we see the ugliness of our sin. Putting our faith in Jesus, we seek HIs forgiveness and repent from our sins, we turn away from our old way of life. We, through the work of the Holy Spirit, continue to become convicted of sin daily. Our eyes will never be the same again. We see things in a different light, and the truth of Christ affects how we live and serve Him. Christ tells us to count the cost. Salvation is a serious topic, it is not to be taken lightly. For a breakdown of this powerful message, understanding how Christ could be God and Man, why God required sacrifices, and more -please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)

If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?

Scripture To Meditate On (ESV) Colossians 1:15-16 – He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

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