Self-Respect vs. Self-Esteem

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Get ready as we learn about the difference between self-respect and self-esteem with Jill Garner!


  1. Explain Jill’s analogy of the mirror and the window she used in her teaching. What were some of your takeaways?  What differences between the mirror and the window can you put into place in your parenting skills? Nurturing self-respect, as seen in this video, will always lead to a more servant filled heart.
  2. How might damaged self-esteem heal from understanding a godly view of self-respect? Have you witnessed your children being damaged from self-esteem over the years?  Look up a few devotionals that are age appropriate for your children on their identity.  Defined is a great study and is written for different age groups.  You can find it HERE.
  3. Take an index card and list words that God uses to describe you. Check out Ephesians 2 and Psalm 139 for starters. Store it in a place you can refer to often.
  4. Another great resource for this would be the course here in SMU called Positive Parenting.  Check it out to continue working on being the best single mom you can be!