Changing Our Expectations - Dealing with Unfulfilled Longings

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Author: Janet Aucoin


How do we deal with unfulfilled longings?  As believers, should we even have unfulfilled longings?  This session looks at common unfulfilled longings primarily in women, including the longing to "fit in" and "belong":  the “nerd” who thinks she isn’t cool enough, the “brainiac” who says others don’t like her, the “plain” girl who is sure she’s not pretty enough, the “athlete” who thinks he has to perform to be liked, the “cheerleader” who has an eating disorder to look a certain way.  We will discuss why women seem to struggle with this more and how to live a joyful, victorious life by changing our expectations and learning how to find real satisfaction in the midst of a sin cursed and lonely world.

This is a session from the Biblical Counseling Training Conference hosted by Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana. 

People are looking for the hope that there are answers for their hurts, their difficulties, and the challenges they face. Since 1985, the Biblical Counseling Training Conference has been equipping ministry professionals and lay leaders to skillfully, confidently, and lovingly minister God's Word to those looking for answers.

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About the speaker: 

Janet Aucoin is Director of Women's Ministries at Faith Church; wife of Pastor Brent Aucoin; teacher in Faith Community Institute and retreat/conference speaker; B.S. Human Resources, University of South Florida.