Meet Jimmy. He is a classic case of someone who would be described as suffering from low self-esteem. What are the implications for saying that someone’s problem is their low self-esteem? Counselor and author, David Powlison begins to challenge us in thinking through how descriptions masquerading as explanations (i.e. Jimmy’s “low self-esteem”) can be engaged […]
In this episode, Andrew Ray and Barbara Lane talk with Mike Emlet and Winston Smith. Their discussion revolves around a question from a listener: “how would you counsel a wife who is resentful of her husband ‘letting himself go’ physically, especially if she has strived to maintain her appearance and being expected to fulfill her […]
In this episode, Andrew Ray talks with David Powlison to discuss the “overly sensitive.” The conversation is in response to a listener question: “I am a very sensitive person, and get my feelings hurt easily. How can I develop a ‘thicker skin’ and not get hurt so much?”
Dr. David Powlison and Alasdair Groves discuss Dr. Powlison’s 2011 CCEF National Conference breakout on Body Image Distortions. Click here to browse and purchase audio from the 2011 National Conference.
Low Self-Esteem Part 2: In Part 1 of this podcast, Dr. David Powlison introduced us to Jimmy who is a man classified as suffering from “low self-esteem.” He challenges us to think through how descriptions, masquerading as explanations, often persuade us that they have the truth about understanding people. This week he will discuss why […]
Today’s episode allows us an opportunity to sit in a portion of a small group discussion led by Dr. Ed Welch on the subject of shame. Dr. Welch talks about the challenge of understanding low self-esteem as it relates to shame in a Western culture.