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11 More Places to Help You Learn to Love Yourself

By now, you have probably caught onto the fact that I am pretty obsessed with this identity thing. You know it’s the message that burns deeper than any other in my heart.

And that’s because learning to love yourself is foundational to everything else that matters.

When you fully love yourself, two things must be true.
  1. You are in relationship with Christ and have fully grasped His unsurpassing love.
  2. You walk in freedom pursuing purpose and joyfully living in healthy relationship with others.

But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. -2 Corinthians 3:16-18 NLT

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That’s why it matters to me.

I want these two statements to be truth in your life! The enemy desires destruction in place of victory. He craves defeat. And he happily deceives you into believing God’s love isn’t that big or that powerful. 

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So, friends, if those two statements are not truth in your life, there is some work to be done. I’ve been sharing the stories of others and how, as a chosen and worthy child of God, their lives were changed. I’ve equipped you with Scripture, prayers, and charts. And little did you know, behind the scenes I was completing my classes to obtain a Christian Life Coaching certificate.

It is something I’ve been doing for awhile in ministry, but I wanted to be official and I wanted to be as best equipped as possible for you!

As we continue along the path to #ChosenandWorthy, the content will dig deeper. I will still share the stories because stories connect us to humanity and remind us we are not alone. However, both now and in the future months, I’m adding deeper content, quizzes, and worksheets.

If this is your first time visiting or you haven’t subscribed yet, I urge you to do so now. I want to walk with you as you learn to love yourself. As you learn to fully grasp the unsurpassing love of Christ!

But, friends, I’m not the only one sharing this message of hope. This week I’m sharing with you a wealth of encouragement and resources from some of my other favorite hope-givers! Their messages about the life-changing power of Christ’s love will propel you toward loving yourself and living in freedom!

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A Roundup of 11 More Places to Help You Learn to Love Yourself
Lauren Gaskills Inspires  

“I have a heart and passion for encouraging women to claim their God-given identity as a Positively Lovely daughter of the King. Together we can discover our true identity and purpose, experience an abundant, joy-filled life, and change the world!”

Purposeful and Meaningful with Ifeoma Samuel 

Ifeoma Samuel is your down-to-earth girl sitting at your conversation table. With each chapter, she brings on the spark of hope savouring through biblical truths that shatter the shackles of failure and help you see goodness in your life challenges and find inspiration to move ahead.

Holley Gerth 

Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be. “Pssst . . . pull up a chair and I’ll tell you a secret. You’d better lean in close for this one. Ready? You don’t have to do more, be more, have more.”

Journey to Imperfect

“Are you a perfectionist, too?  Do you wonder if you might be a perfectionist? Are you looking for answers to help you overcome your perfectionism? If so, then this blog is for you, and for me, because overcoming perfectionism is a long, hard road to walk and who would want to take that journey alone?”

Flourishing Today with Alisa Nicaud   

My world seemed to be falling apartIt was at this moment that God met me. He rescued me and comforted me. Pressing into His Word, I began learning about who I was in Him. I was blown away by the love He has for me. I began to realize what it meant to flourish.”

Unmasking the Mess with Julie Loos 

“Unmasking the Mess is a place where I hope you can come, unmask,  and refresh through God’s Words as He lays them on my heart. I don’t have it all together. Many times I feel like I take one step forward and two steps back.  This Christian walk is hard and messy, therefore we need others encouraging and cheering us on this path.”

Crystal Twaddell 

“Because I’ve learned how our stories bring hope and healing, I’d share my story of how fear rattled me deep and kept me caged for too many buy nolvadex uk years, unable to see hope or a future. How this fear instilled in me as a child nearly broke me and became a pivotal moment of intentional choices that gave me a front row seat to God’s wild and uncontainable love.”

Garments of Splendor with Christin Baker  

“This blog is about gaining a new spiritual wardrobe and putting on shimmering garments of splendor and strength. I pray that in this blog you will discover:

•    How to find true freedom and embrace your identity in Christ
•    How to live confidently and securely in the truth of God’s love
•    Understand the truth of your inner beauty and feel great from the inside out”

Father Swap with Kia Stephens 

“I grew up craving the tangible love and affirmation of my biological dad.  As a child of divorced parents, I know the damaging impact growing up without a father can have on a girl and a woman.  I wrote this blog for you (and me) to be a source of encouragement, healing, and practical wisdom for women whose fathers were physically or emotionally absent.”

Courage Hope Love with Nicole Kauffman 

“If you are looking for encouragement, this is the place to be!  Whether you are struggling with your faith, in your marriage, with loss, anxiety or loneliness, here you can find posts that will encourage you and guide you through the trials.”

Cord of 6 with Valerie Murray 

“I believe one of the root issues of fear is doubting God’s immense love for us in our hearts. Until we truly accept His love, our fears are just going to shoot up from the ground and spread.”



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Do you see what God sees when you look in the mirror? Or is what you see something far less?  Horace’s story of faith and redemption has long been a favorite of mine. Living life in the fast lane and basking in the benefits of worldly success, he suffered a stroke in the prime of his life. That’s when everything changed …

Ultimately, Horace points out that a spirit of fear and a spirit of doubt are two tools the enemy uses against us in his quest to destroy our faith and purpose.  However, when we are firmly rooted in Christ and grasp the depth of His love for us, realizing we are His treasured child, doubt and fear are conquered!

When you stop by Pleasing to the Potter, make sure to show Horace some #MomentsofHope love! He is a prayer warrior, my friends, and right now he could really use our prayers. Would you lift him up in prayer and encourage him today?



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Thank you for joining me here each week to share the hope given to us through Christ. Whether your words come from a story that points to the full healing you have experienced in Christ, or its a story of the journey along the road to the healing you know He is working in you, it is giving hope to others. Your words matter and I am honored to have you share them here in this space!

Featured here at #MomentsofHope?Grab the new Happily Featured button! Just stop by the #MomentsofHope page in the menu above or here to find it!

Thank you so much for joining me each week in this place where we share and soak HOPE! Your hearts are a gift to me.?

What I ask of you:#MomentsofHope Link-up; www.lorischumaker.com; Read, share, and together hope for tomorrow.
  1. Share up to 2 URLs  (to a blog post, not the actual blog) that resonates with the topic of HOPE. Anything that gives us hope for tomorrow. Hope for victory. The little things and the big. Anything that inspires us to lean into Jesus and let Him carry us through.
  2. Important: If you don’t have a blog post or podcast that resonates with HOPE, join in other ways as you pray and encourage others with a comment or a prayer.

  3. *Please leave a comment on the link just before each of your links. Would you love them well? Encourage them in their efforts to share the hope of Jesus. If you have time, stop by more than one sweet writer’s little corner of the blog world!

  4. Of course, I would love it if you would follow me via my blog and/or social media channels! Signing up to join the Searching for Moments Community gets you access to all of the resources available in the Library of Hope along with post updates and the inside scoop! (Linking up here does give me access to your email which I will utilize only to alert you to details regarding the link-up such as vacations or technical issues!)

  5. Please either grab the #MomentsofHope button found here or link back to me to encourage new linkers.

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30 Comments

  1. Most of these I already follow. Yes, I love these.
    Will check out the others.

    A salute to all lovely mothers.
    Happy Mother’s Day to all lovely moms here.

    1. Thank you, Lux! Maybe the list will add a couple of new favorites to your list! Thank you so much for joining me here. Your heart and words are a blessing!
      Hugs,
      Lori

  2. Thanks for being a friend who not only shares word of hope but prays for those who read her words. I appreciate the strength and tenacity you bring. You shine the light ,Lori despite your personal struggles you lay it aside to bear those of others through your weekly encouragement. I appreciate God’s grace upon your life and I know you are going, glowing and growing higher in Christ Jesus.
    Thank you for featuring other friends too.
    I’m surprised seeing this.
    God bless you sweet friend

    1. Ifeoma,
      Thank you so very much. Your words are so kind. It is an honor to work alongside others who are pointing to Jesus and praying for women to live a life of freedom and joy! I pray God reaches many with these messages of hope.
      Hugs,
      Lori

  3. Reading through the list, I pictured a bookcase full of hopeful and helpful resources! I appreciate your heart for building community, Lori.

    1. I love the image of that bookcase, Michele! Thank you for your kind words of encouragement ♥
      Blessings and smiles,
      Lori

  4. Lori, I’m so honored that you mentioned my blog above! I have been so blessed by what you have written and you have been such an encouragement to me. I come here often and every time I get filled up with hope and encouragement and reminders to keep moving forward as I discover more and more about my identity in Christ. Each week I know women are being helped and healed as you point them straight back to the One who can bring real transformation. Thank you for your insights, for sharing His Word, and for always leading us back to Jesus. ?

    1. Oh, Leslie! It was truly my honor! God is doing such amazing things through you, your heart, and your blogging ministry! I love partnering with you in a mission to see women walking in freedom!
      Blessings and smiles,
      Lori

  5. Lori- thank you for mentioning me in this post! I’ve always had problems with my identity since childhood, so to be part of this list gives me the encouragement that I’m making progress. I’ve believed too many lies for too long. The real me has been buried because of things said to me in the past. Embracing God’s love has slowly caused the walls to come tumbling down!
    I’m so appreciative of you and the hope you offer all of us!
    I’m thrilled to call you my friend!

    1. God is doing a mighty work in and through you, Julie. I was honored to share your content. It is an authentic place where hope is found and wisdom shared!
      Hugs,
      Lori

  6. Nicole Kauffman says:

    So excited to hear that you are completing your Christian Life Coaching! I love that you have such a passion for an identity rooted in Christ, your posts bring me SO much encouragement on my journey to that identity. Thank you for sharing this list (and including my blog!) I’m honored 🙂 Love what you do here 🙂

    1. Nicole, It was a lot of fun (and a lot of work!) I may be extremely exhausted now, but thrilled I have these extra tools and resources under my belt! Thank you for your kind words. It was an honor for me to share your content. It is filled with so much good solid encouragement, strategies, and wisdom!
      Blessings and smiles,
      Lori

  7. What an awesome list!! I can’t wait to check out some of these other ladies. I’m honored to make the list. I look forward to linking up here each week. You are doing a great job of providing community and sharing hope, Lori! Love you!!

    1. Thanks so much, Alisa! Your content is fantastic – filled with life-giving material! I was thrilled to feature it!
      Hugs,
      Lori

  8. Hi, Lori, it’s been awhile since I have linked up or even stopped by. I’ve been on a bit of a blog break the last few months. I’m back now and am sharing my story of infertility and how I’ve learned to trust God even when I don’t get what I want.

    Yes, loving ourselves is so important. It’s not just teens who struggle with that!

    I look forward to reading Horace’s story and to visiting some of those other encouraging blogs.

    Blessings,
    Patti @ Joy in the Middle

    1. It’s so good to see you back, Patti! I’ve missed you!
      Hugs,
      Lori

  9. Thanks so much for including me in this list Lori! You have hit the nail on the head here with how destructive and intentional the enemy is in the many attacks against our true identiy in Christ! And seeing here the power unleashed in each of our hearts and thoughts by coming alongside each other is such encouragement! Congratulations on your Life Coach journey…you were meant for this sweet friend!

  10. I enjoy reading Horace’s blog, too. He is a mighty prayer warrior for sure! This is one of my favorite verses: “Wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Thanks, Lori.

    1. Thank you Lori for featuring me here at Moments of Hope. It can be a daunting task to open up and share your story, but I’m thankful that God imparts me with wisdom and courage to share my testimony of faith. Thanks again for your support and encouragement. I am so inspired by what you do here, friend. I pray that God continues to guide on the path you are traveling. Congrats on finishing the course. I know you will help and bless many going forward. Have a fantastic week and God bless.

  11. Lori, Great post and resources. It seems that telling us we are “not enough” is one of the main lies the enemy spreads into our hearts. And then society promotes this too. Without this toothpaste or hair color we will never measure up. Having our identity in Christ is the answer. We need to remind ourselves of the gospel truth. And like you said, when we grasp God’s love for us, we will share this love with others and not see them as “not enough” either. I am trying to instill this concept and idea into my son (because even children don’t feel good enough) and talk to him about how much God loves him. He gets the concept, but can forget, like we all do. That’s why I tell him that “he is my perfectly good enough son.” Say this when he feels he is failing, and the relief in his eyes is real. Because don’t we all want to hear we are enough, and especially when we feel less then and not performing at our best.

  12. mareedee2016 says:

    Thank you for sharing the the roundup of blogs. I know I follow quite a few of them but look forward to exploring the ones I do not. I am excited to see where you are taking all of us on your journey through your blog.

  13. Thanks Lori for your heartfelt shout out! I truly appreciate it and I am honored to be among this list of seasoned writers. May God return the kindness you displayed in grand fashion. Be blessed! – Kia

  14. Janis@Heart-Filled Moments says:

    Lori, We get tripped up so often when it comes to our identity. When we focus on ourselves rather than who we are inn Christ and how He views us, we’re an easy target for the enemy.
    Thank you for sharing your insights and referring us to other encouraging and sound blogs as well.
    Blessings,
    Janis