The Approval Struggle

034 The Approval Struggle with Lori Young, June 7, 2021

At the core of you and I is the need for acceptance and approval, yet so many of us have experienced an unhealthy relationship with this vital human need from neglect, toxic relationships, and insecurities. My friend, Lori Young and I share about our struggles with approval and the things we have learned along the way.

Listen in to learn:

·       How authenticity fixes the unhealthy need for approval

·       The three T’s of being authentic

·       Why we need to choose to own our “Yes’s” every single day

·       How this plays out in our mom-role

Favorite Verse:

“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” -Proverbs 29:25

Favorite Quotes:

“We find ourselves being like a chameleon, wearing this camouflage to fit in for whatever situation we are in and people we are with so that we don’t stand out. We become somebody else because we think that is what they want and need, but that is hiding the God parts of us and who God made us to be.” – Tiffany Jo Baker

“Authenticity is a very conscious act; a decision to make every single day.” – Lori Young


Published by: Lori Young

Lori Young’s passion for God and her love for speaking and coaching have combined forces in a powerful message for women who hide the most valuable parts of themselves for the approval of others. Lori comes by this truth honestly. For years, she kept her value hidden to avoid disapproval, rejection, criticism, and conflict. Through the difficult experience of divorce, heartbreak, and broken relationships, Lori has emerged with a passion to break down what she’s learned and provide tools to help other women re-emerge to live authentically and intentionally. She is a Certified Enneagram Coach and loves coaching one on one and in group settings. You can learn more about her speaking and coaching services at

Categories authenticity over approval, Spirituality, territory, Trust, truthTags, Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.