• Approval Addiction

  • Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone
  • By: Joyce Meyer
  • Narrated by: Pat Lentz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 04-28-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • 4.2 (196 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

So many people today have an unhealthy need for affirmation and are unable to feel good about themselves without it. These "approval addicts" spend their time in a constant struggle with low self-esteem and emotional turmoil, which leads to major problems in their relationships with others.
In her latest book, Joyce Meyer provides a path to release from the overwhelming need for acceptance from the outside world, an acceptance that is unfulfilling and leads only to disappointment. Through an analysis of what makes an "approval addict" and the ways to find release from specific character traits that foster addiction, Joyce provides a supportive voice and a personal understanding of the effect of insecurity in one's life. Her abiding message is that God provides all the affirmation anyone needs and through Him they can attain freedom. Begin the journey toward self-understanding and learn to:

Accept who you are. All of us struggle with our sense of worthiness. Joyce's goal is to help us understand that we are all whole in God, regardless of our flaws.
Address your approval addictions. Understanding the specific character traits that foster addiction, and how our past is often a factor in our behavior, is a major step in overcoming our insecurities.
Break the pattern for the future. Only by taking conscious steps toward accepting ourselves and examining our motives, and by depending on the God who loves us regardless, can we finally begin to break the chains of insecurity and move toward a life free from emotional pain.
God tells us over and over in the Bible that we are loved and we are worthy. Begin now to overcome your approval addiction by taking an honest look at who you are and how you feel about yourself.
©2005 Joyce Meyer, Inc.; (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks
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"Meyer knows what she's talking about." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Monica on 06-10-05

Great Christian Self Esteem book

I have been listening to the approval addiction audio.I think it is the only self esteem book one should read as a christian.There are many useful truths.Truths like:Approval addiction is bondage.ask God to free you from that prison.Being addicted to approval is a miserable way to live. You cannot please everyone. Please the one who loves you unconditionally. God loves you.He sent his son to die for you. Even while you were still imperfect. He loves you. The way a mother loves her child unconditionally. God loves you even more. He is the most important one that you shd seek approval from. He made you to commune with him. He loves you totally.Jesus came to heal us. Take to him your emotional hurt and pain.Ask God to heal your emotional wounds.God wants us to be ourselves. To be what he created us to be. He is not surprised by how we are. he wants us to be comfortable being ourselves. We are all uniquely made. we should love ourselves. It is a commandment.This audio has improved my self esteem greatly.It has helped me to focus on what is most important in my life.It has improved my spiritual life.Joyce has been very candid about her life and I appreciate her honesty.No one is perfect.
I would highly recommend this book to any christian who suffers from low self esteem and is not enjoying life to its fullest.Gods truths remain unchanged.Just believe in him and you shall be set free.I will definetely buy the book as a reference guide whenever I need a boost of confidence in who I am.

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By Kelle on 02-08-09

Approval Addicion by Joyce Meyers

This was one of the best books I have ever listened to!!! If you struggle with this issue, it is definitely something you want to get. I will listen to this audiobook over and over!!!

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By nomadvic on 04-20-17

Joyce Meyer's teaching is amazing

Truly transformational. My confidence is boosted, my relationships improved and my walk with God even closer.

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By Michelle on 08-12-16

Poor choice of narrator but great content

I couldn't finish this book even though the content was good. I just could not listen to the narrator. She reads lacking emotion or personality which is the complete opposite of the author's dynamic funny lively personality so I just could not get into the book. Joyce writes from her heart and own experiences. The narrator reads it in the same bland monotonous voice a bit like an automated voice so gave up but will definitely be buying a printed copy to read.

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By Amazon Customer on 02-06-17

Another awesome book

Written by God though Joyce Meyer. Puts your mind at ease. We all have a battlefield in our minds and Joyce gives practical tips on how to live today through the real word of God the bible.

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