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Overcoming Negative Self Talk by John Strange

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Overcoming Negative Self-Talk with the Truth of the Gospel John Strange 2014 172 pages   Negative self-talk can lead to physical, emotional, and spiritual problems. Author John Strange suggests we need to begin by understanding the gospel—the good news about Jesus paying our penalty to buy our freedom through His grace. As we apply the gospel to our lives, we will find the false beliefs at the root of our negative self-talk. The author advises us to acknowledge our pain and examine our beliefs. He suggests we make a list of the things we say to ourselves and read it to a friend. Address each comment to your friend as if saying it to and about her. Then watch her reaction. The look on her face will become a visual reminder for how we should feel about telling ourselves these things. You would never say that to a friend, so why are you saying it to yourself? After identifying negative...