How to Stand Up for Yourself

Do you struggle to stand up for yourself? Many women don’t like to cause conflict and tend to be reserved when it comes to setting boundaries or speaking out against things that are offensive or disrespectful. This week, Danielle discusses why this is so hard and ways to meet the challenge of standing up for ourselves.

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Tips for Standing Up for Yourself

1. Know that it is hard, but you can do hard things.
2. Think about what advice you would offer a friend or daughter in a similar circumstance.
3. Ask for help! Seek advice from someone who has an easier time speaking out.
4. Practice! You might want to plan exactly what to say ahead of time and go through it a few times so you will feel more confident.
5. Consider your communication habits. Are there ways you diminish your perspective that are unhealthy or unfair? 
6. Pray for clarity. God can help you know when to speak out and when to stay silent.

Listener Feedback

Danielle shares a voice message from Heather who was grateful for the recent episode on addiction and recovery with guest Keaton Douglas.

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Meet Your Host:
Danielle Bean

A writer, speaker, wife, and mother, Danielle helps women from all walks of life discover their dignity and worth so they can find peace, balance, and joy in family living. Danielle has been married to her husband Dan for 28 years, and together they have eight amazing children.

Danielle is host of The Gist, a talk show for women on CatholicTV, and author of several books, including You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth and Momnipotent: The Not-so Perfect Guide to Catholic Motherhood, as well as her latest book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday.

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