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What does self-worth mean to you?

Worth

 

In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question: ‘What kind of man are you looking for?’ She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye and asking, ‘Do you really want to know?’ Reluctantly, he said, ‘Yes.’ She began to expound, ‘As a woman in this day and age, I am in a position to ask a man what you can do for me that I can’t do for myself? I pay my own bills. I take care of my household without the help of any man… or woman for that matter.

I am in the position to ask, ‘What can you bring to the table?’ The man looked at her. Clearly he thought that she was referring to money. She quickly corrected his thought and stated, ‘I am not referring to money. I need something more. I need a man who is striving for excellence in every aspect of life.’ He sat back in his chair, folded his arms, and asked her to explain. She said, ‘I need someone who is striving for excellence mentally because I need conversation and mental stimulation. I don’t need a simple-minded man.

I need someone who is striving for excellence spiritually because I don’t need to be unequally yoked…believers mixed with unbelievers is a recipe for disaster. I need a man who is striving for excellence financially because I don’t need a financial burden. I need someone who is sensitive enough to understand what I go through as a woman, but strong enough to keep me grounded. I need someone who has integrity in dealing with relationships. Lies and game-playing are not my idea of a strong man.

I need a man who is a family-oriented. One who can be the leader, priest and provider to the lives entrusted to him by God. I need someone whom I can respect. In order to be submissive, I must respect him. I cannot be submissive to a man who isn’t taking care of his business. I have no problem being submissive…he just has to be worthy. And by the way, I am not looking for him…He will find me. He will recognise himself in me. He may not be able to explain the connection, but he will always be drawn to me.

God made woman to be a help-mate for man. I can’t help a man if he can’t help himself.’ When she finished her spill, she looked at him. He sat there with a puzzled look on his face. He said, ‘You are asking a lot.’ She replied, ‘I’m worth a lot.’ – Unknown

 

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Glister’s proof-reader.

Proof-reader

 

I would like to give a huge thank you to Laura Ball www.lauraballtranslator.eu for proofreading my website. Laura was refreshing to work with. I greatly appreciated her efficiency and sensitivity. My website feels like an extension of me and I had reservations at the thought of another person revising what felt like my baby! Laura’s amendments polished my grammar and writing style without taking anything away from the content. In the process I also learnt a lot about how I write. Laura highlighted areas in my writing that I was not aware of. Her guidance regarding my overuse of certain words and the structuring of my sentences has been enlightening.

In all areas of my life I have a passion for growth. I am particularly fascinated with how we internally process our thoughts and feelings and relate to others. I think you would agree that this can be challenging! I often use the model of the Johari Window to explain to my clients how counselling can help them to make sense of the unknown areas of themselves and their interpersonal relationships. Whichever area of your life you gain awareness, this will allow for greater functioning. With the help of Laura’s expertise I now have more awareness and functioning with my writing style; thank you Laura.

If you have an enquiry about Glister’s counselling service or if you would like to make an appointment, please do not hesitate to get in touch. For details on how to make contact please click HERE.