The Way She Sees Herself
My friend Heidi stood in front of the mirror, telling her husband how fat and ugly she felt when she noticed her daughter was in the room listening!
Later, Heidi’s husband pulled her aside and asked her to please stop being so critical of herself. He told her how beautiful she is and challenged her to think about the fact that her daughter is listening. When she hears her mom being critical of herself and how she doubts her husband’s affirmations, she learns that it’s normal to say those things to herself.
I was so challenged when Heidi told me this, because I have a daughter who hears me being critical of myself, too. If I want my daughter to see the beauty God sees in her, I need to model that and start seeing myself through His eyes, as well.