If You Only Knew the Trash-Talk in My Head

“Me, Myself, and Lies” Study Leader, Melissa Taylor | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSHi everyone! My name is Melissa Taylor. I’m the director of online Bible studies (OBS) here at Proverbs 31 Ministries, but even more than that, I want to be your friend. And that’s no lie!

Our next online Bible study is about lies. Not so much the lies that circulate in the media or among families and even friends. It’s about the lies that exist in our own thoughts. And usually they’re not very nice.

There’s not one positive thing we can say about lies. They’re deceptive. And they’re not the truth. Which is why it’s so important to identify them and replace them.

I’ve found there’s nothing that can mess with me more than my own thoughts. Come on, follow me, I’m going to let you enter my thought closet. Admittedly, it hasn’t been pretty lately.

  • I am such a bad mom and that’s why my kids are making bad decisions.
  • Why do I think I can be a good leader? I can’t even lead myself well.
  • I can tell those ladies don’t like me.
  • I need to just be quiet because what I say doesn’t matter.
  • I could never be as good as her.

There’s more, but I’ll stop there. Am I alone in this? I doubt it.

I’ve talked to so many people lately who are struggling with what they say to themselves! I’ve come to the conclusion we’re not meant to be our own worst enemy, which is exactly why our next Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study is so (thought) life-changing.

The next Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study is on the book, "Me, Myself, and Lies" by Jennifer Rothschild! Study starts June 12. Learn more and sign up here --> http://www.proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/ #NoMoreLies #P31OBS

Me, Myself, and Lies by Jennifer Rothschild begins June 12, so if you haven’t signed up, I want to invite you right now to join me. And invite a friend to do it with you! This is one study I think we all can use!

In this OBS, we will be reading the book Me, Myself, and Lies. We’ll also have access to a Bible study component so that along with our reading, we dig deeper into God’s Word, the Bible, where real truth lives. And we’ll practice truthful thinking and work on replacing those lies that bring us down.

Many of you have already signed up — Thank you! You don’t need to sign up again. Everyone else, click here to sign up today and head here to get your book! Together, we’ll overcome this damaging self-talk and learn to practice biblical/godly soul-talk. I can’t wait to silence the lies in my head! Will you join me?

Let’s Chat:

  • What’s the biggest lie you keep telling yourself? Do you honestly believe it?
  • Are you joining me for the next P31 OBS — Me, Myself, and Lies?
  • How does the thought of silencing those lies give you hope?

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Confession From One Mama to Another

“Me, Myself, and Lies” Study Leader, Melissa Taylor | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSConfession time. Coming up with a teaching series to complement the Me, Myself, and Lies OBS was not easy. After a lot of wrestling, I had a lightbulb moment. What do I worry about most? My kids.

All you mamas out there, I have a special (optional) opportunity that I don’t want you to miss. It’s our Me, Myself, and Lies Teaching Series called How to Parent Your Child’s Mind Without Losing Yours in the Process. I think we can all agree we need this.

For starters, how many of us wish we could control what our kids think? I know I do! I can control many areas of their life but what goes on in their mind is a whole different story. And what about what we tell ourselves as moms? We are our own worst enemy when it comes to comparison and feelings of being inadequate. 

You’re Invited to the "How to Parent Your Child's Mind" Teaching Series! We'd love for you to join us! #P31OBS #NoMoreLies

In this optional series, we’ll get biblical truth and expert practical application that we can take into our everyday parenting scenarios. We’ll hear from some of the best professional counselors that will offer advice plus chat with moms who have struggled and overcome, like P31 First 5 writer, Wendy Blight. We’ll get guidance and tips on how we can help our children and ourselves. We’ll also learn:

  • How to get through tough times while celebrating victories along the way
  • Solutions to help overcome the negative and flawed thoughts in your child’s mind and your own mind
  • Knowledge that will help you navigate your child’s social media world
  • When it’s the right time to get help (for yourself and/or your child)
  • How to use God’s Word to gain valuable direction and insight that can change everything

And not only will this series help parents, it will also be beneficial to grandparents and teachers. Really anyone who is involved in shaping the direction of a child’s life. (So yes, feel free to sign up even if you don’t have kids!)

Together, let’s help children gain confidence in who God says they are and who He says we are. So, will you join me? Each call is recorded so you can listen live or whenever it’s more convenient. I know first-hand all the craziness that goes into a mom’s schedule so we like to make it easy around here. Click here for more information.

And remember, this is an optional addition to the Me, Myself, and Lies Online Bible Study. You do not need to purchase this teaching series to participate in the OBS. This teaching series is to take the study a little deeper if you’d like to do so. 

Your friend,

Melissa

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Comment today to be entered to win a copy of Me, Myself, and Lies and the Teaching Series! We’ll randomly select and email two winners.

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Let’s Pack Our Study Bags!

“Me, Myself, & Lies” Study Leader, Trish Cordell | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBS

Hey there OBSers, I’m Trish Cordell, one of your summer study leaders! Since this is our first time connecting for the study, I thought I’d share a summer-related fun fact about myself so we could begin getting to know one another.

I’m not a beach girl. Nope. I’m more of a mountain lake, running stream, show-me-the-waterfalls kind of gal. And my least favorite thing about the beach? The sand. Y’all, sand gets into Every. Single. Unwanted. Place.

Do you know what else gets into unwanted places? The lies we tell ourselves. Yep. They get into all those nooks and crannies too, and we need to be equipped to rid ourselves of them.

Let’s begin this equipping process by packing our summer study bags! Just like there are certain “must-haves” for every gal’s beach bag, there are a few essentials we recommend for each OBSer’s study bag! So, let’s see what those items are, shall we?

Essential Study Item #1:
First thing needed to pack in your bag is our P31 OBS Blog. That’s where the study takes place, and where you’ll get to know and connect with our amazing community. Once you’re signed up for the study, you’ll get each new study blog sent right to your email. Sweet, right?

Essential Study Item #2:
Don’t forget to toss in a Me, Myself, and Lies book! Don’t have yours yet? Don’t sweat it! You can purchase the book here. And … just in case you’re still waiting for your book to arrive when we begin the study on June 12, click here to download the first 3 chapters absolutely free!

Essential Study Item #3:
Make sure you pack your Bible or a Bible app — or web sites like BibleStudyTools.com and BibleGateway.com. Just like SPF keeps us protected from the harsh rays of the sun, we’re going to apply Truth to ward off those lies!

Essential Study Item #4:
Not sure how things work or what to expect? That’s OK! In the download below, we have a printable Study Companion that’ll help you navigate through each day. Packed inside, you’ll find a daily suggested schedule, the Verse of the Week (VOW), fantastic freebies and all the optional fun happenings planned for each week! Stay tuned for another blog THIS Friday to learn about those fun options from our other leader this study, Angie Diemer. I know she can’t wait to meet you, too!  

 

Let’s Chat:

I shared with you all a summer-related fact about me: I’m not a fan of the beach. But what I didn’t share is I also tell myself the lie, “I don’t fit in there, I’m not the ‘right’ body size.” And y’all, I love the water, but I can’t tell you the last time I went swimming. It’s time to crush that lie! Who else is ready to crush a lie? I would love to know …

  • One summer-related fun fact about you
  • One lie you’re ready to crush

Let’s meet in the comments to get to know and encourage one another, and begin crushing those lies!

~Trish

Giveaway!
We have 2 copies of Me, Myself and Lies, by Jennifer Rothschild to give away! Woot! Just leave us a comment and 2 winners will be randomly selected and notified via email.

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