Approval Addiction Book Review

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Approval Addiction: Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone by Joyce Meyer.

Book review: How can this book help you

Many people are insecure, and this is one of the causes of problems in all relationships. Those who had been hurt through abuse or severe rejection suffer from approval addiction that is a sign of low self-esteem. They feel miserable if anyone seems not to approve them. They constantly need someone to reaffirm them and assure that everything is all right, and they are acceptable.

  • This book deals with approval addiction and the need to please everyone.
  • It is a practical help for facing your fears and finding freedom.
  • This book will show you how to accept yourself and break the patter to please others.
  • Let go of the fear of rejection.
  • Identify the results of rejection.
  • This approval addiction book will help you to take a hones look at who you are and how you are feeling.

Joyce Meyer comes from an abusive background that leads her to reject herself. She suffered poor self-image and felt that nobody liked her. As a consequence, she always acted as she didn’t need anyone.

Approval addiction will teach you how to overcome your insecurities. The book is divided into three sections.

  • Section one deals with accepting who we are by understanding that even if we are not perfect is ok
  • Section two addresses other addictions and our need to overcome them.
  • Section three shows how to break controlling powers. Approval addicts almost always end up being controlled and manipulated by others. Learn the characteristics of the person being controlled and the two types of control.
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The Approval Addiction: Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone book will teach you:

  • Self-acceptance by understanding that our struggles with our self esteem, sense of worth, can be overcome.
  • The specific character traits that foster addiction and how our past shapes our behavior.
  • How to break the chains of insecurity and move toward a life free from emotional pain.
  • That God tells us in the Bible that we are loved, and we are worthy.


Excerpts from the book approval addiction:

“When we base our self-worth on how people treat us, or no what we believe they think about us, it causes us to become addicted to their approval. We do not have to be approved of by certain individuals to feel good about ourselves. When we think we do, we have a false belief that will open the door for a great deal of misery in our lives. We may spend a lot of time and effort trying to please people and gain their approval.

But then, if it takes only one glance of disapproval or one unappreciative word to ruin our sense of self-worth, we are in bondage. No matter how hard we work to please people and gain their acceptance, there will always be someone who disapproves of us. In Galatians chapter 4, the Bible speaks about two covenants, describing two ways in which we a live”.by Joyce Meyer. Page 91

This is book can help anyone to create more self-acceptance, esteem, and change . Order the book Approval Addiction: Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone now!:

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Publisher’s Weekly
Meyer, the author of the million-copy bestseller Battlefield of the Mind, addresses the constant need some people have for approval. This need stems from insecurity, which, in Meyer’s case and the case of many others, arises from abuse—physical, verbal or emotional—sometime in the past. After years of struggle, study and attempts to live out biblical teachings, Meyer happily reports that she now lives for God’s approval alone. For readers beginning the journey to recovery, she offers biblical exposition and sound—if unoriginal—self-help advice. The first step, she says, is accepting who we are and where we stand in God’s eyes. “We must learn to think about and believe in our righteousness,” she declares. The second step is facing our approval addiction and the feelings of shame, guilt, anger and un forgiveness that come with it. Finally, we must break our behavior patterns in the future. Meyer admits that she “will always be a type-A… in fact, most of the time I am typing A+.” Her writing bears out her self-assessment: it’s strong, pointed, no-nonsense and even pushy. But Meyer knows what she’s talking about, with God’s help, to overcome their addiction to human approval. Her goal? “I want you to become addicted to Jesus!” (Apr. 5)

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