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Posts Tagged: fear of rejection

Remove the Mask and Walk in Integrity

Store shelves and racks have been stacked with Halloween candy and costumes for weeks. Masks of every description await buyers eager to disguise their identity on Wednesday night. Sadly, women of all ages don masks every day. We wear plastic smiles designed to hide character zits—real or perceived—and to convince everyone that all’s well on… [ read more ]

Facing the Fear of Rejection

At the request of Stonecroft Ministries, I’m producing a 7-part teaching DVD and study guide based on Moving From Fear to Freedom: A Woman’s Guide to Peace in Every Situation for small groups. I’ll teach the sixth session later this week. It’s titled, “Will You Love the Real Me?” and addresses the fear of personal… [ read more ]

A Newborn, a Panicked Mother, and the Fear of Rejection – 2/2

What causes a 20-year-old unmarried woman to deny she’s pregnant despite the obvious, and then dispose of her newborn son’s body in a dumpster? As I mentioned in my last post, one psychiatrist suggest it was the fear of rejection, “of some sort of disapproval from others.” I have a hunch the psychiatrist is right…. [ read more ]

Newsborn's Body Recovered at Dump — Part 1/2

The Province’s headline dated Tuesday, February 9 grips me and demands a response. The story tells of a 20-year-old unmarried woman who delivered a full-term baby boy in her boyfriend’s bathroom as he slept on the couch. When the boyfriend woke, she told him that she’d miscarried. They wrapped the baby’s body in a towel,… [ read more ]