44 - The Very Worst Missionary (feat. Jamie Wright)
Heads up: this one's got some language. Everyone's favorite bad missionary, Jamie Wright, stops by to talk about her new book, the problems with missions, and how her self-worth and mental health impacted her over the years.
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“I scraped together my value from being loved by the coolest person in the room.” (tweet)
“I felt like I was only as valuable as the most valuable person who loved me.” (tweet)
“There were all these issues that were supposed to go away because I was following Jesus.” (tweet)
“I think it’s part of the human condition to live in the tension of arrogance and self-loathing.” (tweet)
“You have to be able to look at the whole big picture of someone’s life…it all has to come into play when we decide what our ‘calling’ is.” (tweet)
“I think for the most part, our equipping is the life we’ve lived.” (tweet)
“My default when I’m really falling into depression is ‘I’m not depressed, I’m just lazy.’” (tweet)
“It took me a long time to realize ‘oh, this is depression.’” (tweet)
“When you start saying those things that sound so dangerous and taboo out loud, typically the response is ‘thank god you said that, I struggle too.’” (tweet)
“You have value. You were born with value.” (tweet)
“Dig deep. See a therapist. Ask your friends. Figure out who you are before you decide your value is based on someone else or something else.” (tweet)
“Lean in. Lean into the hard work of figuring out who you are.” (tweet)
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Intro/Outro music for this episode is ‘Fall Down’ by Rivers & Robots.