Self-Help : The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


Today I’m really excited to be over at Addie Zierman’s How to Talk Evangelical blog writing about Christians and the Self-Help Movement. Here is the introduction to my post:

How are Christians to respond to the (primarily secular) self-help movement?  What’s to love about it? What’s to hate? And why does it even matter?  These questions began to flood my mind as I was going to life/career coaching school.  In fact, at that point I had never read anything from the “self-help” shelf. But after I was inundated with book recommendations, inspirational picture quotes, new theories and conferences, not only was my head going to explode, I kept coming back to the same question: what does this have to do with faith in Christ?  I had to spend some time reflecting on how I should respond to the industry I now found myself in, especially because the majority of my clients are Christians.

Here is a look at “the good, the bad & the ugly” about Christians and the self-help movement. The Good being what Christians can take away from the self-help industry. The Bad refers to what we should be cautious of but can still learn from. The Ugly is what we should avoid completely.

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