Allison Ricciardi provides 9 suggestions for receiving authentic affirmation and finding hope and healing. This is part two of the series on affirmation.
Psychiatrists Dr. Anna Terruwe and Dr. Conrad Baars defined Emotional Deprivation Disorder as a syndrome which results from a lack of authentic affirmation and emotional support in childhood.
In our deepest hearts, all human beings have an inherent need to be loved unconditionally by others for who we really are – not for our physical looks or for what people can get us to do for them or for our accomplishments.
Allison Ricciardi explains the importance of affirmation. Without affirmation people will not have what they need to become who God created them to be.
Do you ever wonder where a lot of the pain we experience comes from? In our relationships, in our country, in our world? There seems to be no shortage of it.
Allison Ricciardi calls parents to give children true affirmation. The gift of their goodness which affirms their identity as beloved children of God.
Lent is in full swing, a time for penance, almsgiving and fasting, but it occurs to me in this fast paced and chaotic world we’re living in that a more appropriate “fast” could be to go “slow”.
There’s no arguing that we live in a dysfunctional world. Nearly everyone, conservative or liberal, Christian or not, can agree.