UncommonTEEN: The Podcast for Christian Teen Girls

23. Body Image and the Pressure to Be Perfect

June 14, 2021 Season 1 Episode 23
23. Body Image and the Pressure to Be Perfect
UncommonTEEN: The Podcast for Christian Teen Girls
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UncommonTEEN: The Podcast for Christian Teen Girls
23. Body Image and the Pressure to Be Perfect
Jun 14, 2021 Season 1 Episode 23

Have you ever heard of the quote, “You are your own worst critic?” There so much truth to that statement! So many times, we tend to pick out all of the things we don’t like about ourselves: our hair, our skin, our nose, our weight, our personality…even our laugh.

I want you to take a little test. If you have a pen and paper, go ahead and grab that. If not, you can do this in your head.

The first thing I want you to do is, in the next 15 seconds, make a list of as many things as you can that you don’t like about yourself...and go!

How many things did you come up with? Go ahead and count them and put the number on your paper. Maybe you think your nose is too big…or too small. Maybe you wish you could be taller…or short. Maybe you wish that you weren’t so shy and quiet…or maybe too loud. It seems like there’s always something we want to change, right?

I think one of the biggest reasons that it’s so easy for us to list all of the things about our bodies we don’t like is because our appearance means a lot to us. In episode 22, we talked about cliques and how a lot of times we will either be accepted or rejected based on our we look and how we dress. We struggle with wanting to be ourselves, who God created us to be, while at the same time wanting to be accepted by others.

This is something that I see so often among teen girls. We all want to be noticed and feel accepted and many times we will begin to act differently and dress differently…maybe more immodestly…to get those around us to notice us. Honestly, what it all comes down to, though, sometimes we struggle with knowing how valuable we are to God.

All right, so now, I want you to make another list. In the next 15 seconds, list as many things as you can that you love about yourself that you would never want to change….and...go!

Was it as easy to come up with that second list as it was the first one? Not for most of us. Count how many things were on your second list and compare it to your first list.

Why is it that it’s so easy to come up with that first list, but maybe not so easy to come up with that second one? I honestly think i

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Ladies, we have had challenges recently with the UncommonTEEN App and had to close it down. Don't worry, a new app is coming soon!!

If you still want to ask your Ask Me Anything Questions or if you need prayer, head on over to UncommonTEEN.com.

For the Ask Me Anything Questions, click on the RED BUTTON at the top of the screen. These questions may used on a future episode of the UncommonTEEN Podcast!

For any prayer requests or more personal questions, click on the YELLOW CHAT TAB at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. These will not be used on the podcast unless you say you would like it to be used.

Connect with Us!
Website:
UncommonTEEN.com
Instagram:
@uncommon.teen
UncommonTEEN Live Conference:
UncommonTEENlive.com

Show Notes

Have you ever heard of the quote, “You are your own worst critic?” There so much truth to that statement! So many times, we tend to pick out all of the things we don’t like about ourselves: our hair, our skin, our nose, our weight, our personality…even our laugh.

I want you to take a little test. If you have a pen and paper, go ahead and grab that. If not, you can do this in your head.

The first thing I want you to do is, in the next 15 seconds, make a list of as many things as you can that you don’t like about yourself...and go!

How many things did you come up with? Go ahead and count them and put the number on your paper. Maybe you think your nose is too big…or too small. Maybe you wish you could be taller…or short. Maybe you wish that you weren’t so shy and quiet…or maybe too loud. It seems like there’s always something we want to change, right?

I think one of the biggest reasons that it’s so easy for us to list all of the things about our bodies we don’t like is because our appearance means a lot to us. In episode 22, we talked about cliques and how a lot of times we will either be accepted or rejected based on our we look and how we dress. We struggle with wanting to be ourselves, who God created us to be, while at the same time wanting to be accepted by others.

This is something that I see so often among teen girls. We all want to be noticed and feel accepted and many times we will begin to act differently and dress differently…maybe more immodestly…to get those around us to notice us. Honestly, what it all comes down to, though, sometimes we struggle with knowing how valuable we are to God.

All right, so now, I want you to make another list. In the next 15 seconds, list as many things as you can that you love about yourself that you would never want to change….and...go!

Was it as easy to come up with that second list as it was the first one? Not for most of us. Count how many things were on your second list and compare it to your first list.

Why is it that it’s so easy to come up with that first list, but maybe not so easy to come up with that second one? I honestly think i

The Beautiful Movement's Summer Box is now available for pre-sale! You have a chance to sign up before they sell out again! The Theme: “Walking with Jesus,” a box to help you go deeper with God this summer! Go to www.jointhebeautifulmovement.com, enter in code uncommonteen and get 15% off your first box!

Follow on IG @the_beautiful_movement

What does your summer look like? What is one thing you are doing that will change your life forever? What are you doing that will bring you great friends who love Jesus and help you grow in your walk with the Lord? If your answer is, "not a whole lot," I want to invite you to join me at this year's UncommonTEEN Live! Meet your new bestie, grow in your walk with God, all while having fun!

Grab Your Tickets Here!

Ladies, we have had challenges recently with the UncommonTEEN App and had to close it down. Don't worry, a new app is coming soon!!

If you still want to ask your Ask Me Anything Questions or if you need prayer, head on over to UncommonTEEN.com.

For the Ask Me Anything Questions, click on the RED BUTTON at the top of the screen. These questions may used on a future episode of the UncommonTEEN Podcast!

For any prayer requests or more personal questions, click on the YELLOW CHAT TAB at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. These will not be used on the podcast unless you say you would like it to be used.

Connect with Us!
Website:
UncommonTEEN.com
Instagram:
@uncommon.teen
UncommonTEEN Live Conference:
UncommonTEENlive.com