Apr 6, 2021
How to Love Yourself the Right Way with Crystal Paine 0:56 Why Loving Yourself Doesn't Have to be Selfish 12:28 Become a Great Parent with Crystal Paine 29:56 Love Others (as Yourself) Resources Christy's Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to YouGet back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You. It will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. https://bit.ly/3lSgtWJ Christy's 5-Day Confidence BoostSign up for my free 5-Day Confidence Boost. You'll receive five days of encouragement focused on helping you become a more confident you! https://bit.ly/3u0BroT On this episode, we're talking about why you should love yourself. (I know some of you will disagree with me on this, which is why I want you to tune in!) I'll also talk to my friend Crystal Paine about her new book, Love-Centered Parenting, and how we can love ourselves while loving our kids. And we'll close today's show with a few journal questions. Why Loving Yourself Doesn't Have to be Selfish Some of you are already mad at me for bringing this up. As Christians, we're not supposed to love ourselves, right? Here are three reasons why self-love is actually a good thing. Become a Great Parent with Crystal Paine You can't offer something you don't have. So, if you're not receiving the love of your heavenly father, how can you give love to others? In today's interview, Crystal Paine-author, speaker and entrepreneur-talks about her new book, Love-Centered Parenting, and why loving our kids well starts with letting God love us. Love Others (as Yourself) "The most important [commandment]," answered Jesus, "is this . . . 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12:29-31 (NIV) When Jesus says to "love your neighbor as yourself," he's implying that we already do love ourselves. It's our gut instinct to love and protect and take care of ourselves, so we should have that same level of care for the people around us. Let's unpack this idea with a few journal questions: Who's someone you love? Describe your love for that person. Be honest: What do you think about yourself? Why is it hard for you to love yourself?