It’s not a bad thing to want to please others. So when do we cross a line into sinful people-pleasing? Jasmine Holmes puts it succinctly: “It’s when your identity is founded on other people’s perception of you.”

On this episode of Let’s Talk, Jasmine, Jackie, and Melissa all confess to people-pleasing tendencies that can become sin, though each faces different temptations. It’s helpful to understand how your personality and gifting may bring with them a related temptation. Melissa shares that, in her own life, she has learned that it’s possible to be nice to people in a way that isn’t actually kind. The women also discuss how people-pleasing affects parenting, and what they hope for their kids as they grow in independence.

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This season of Let’s Talk is sponsored by RTS Global, the online program at Reformed Theological Seminary. Learn more at rts.edu/online.