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

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Megan Madden

Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.

The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.

Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.

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