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What do you think of me?
Tired of Trying to
and Escape Rejection?
latest release, author Edward T. Welch offers a way of
escape for young adults held captive by the opinions of others
In an increasingly unstable culture, being obsessed with
what others think is an escalating struggle among teens and young adults,
leading to more serious consequences than ever before. Although everyone—whether
they’re sixteen or sixty—works hard to win someone’s approval or ward off
someone’s rejection, these issues plague teenagers and young adults with
particular intensity. And how teens and young adults answer the big questions
of their lives now will affect the direction of their adult lives for better or
worse. In his new book, What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?:
Answers to the Big Questions of Life (New Growth Press, October 2011),
Edward T. Welch extends hope to those weary of hiding behind a mask of
performance in order to gain love and acceptance.
pressure, codependency, shame, low self-esteem—these are just some of the words
used to identify how young people can be controlled by the perceived opinions
of others. Stand out in the right way to the right people, and you’re on top of
the world. But experience failure in front of those same people and prepare for
a sinking sensation in your stomach and a night of tossing and turning.
Why do you care? Why do we all
care? These are questions that can’t be answered without listening to God, the
One who made us and knows us better than we know ourselves.In What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?Welch takes the big questions of life and shows that freedom from
what people think of us comes as we learn who God is and who we are in
relationship to Him. Only then will we be able to let go of our masks, stop
trying to fill our leaky love cups and begin to live for something bigger than
An interactive book, What Do You Think of Me? Why Do
I Care? includes questions throughout the text for individual or group
study and is especially aimed at teenagers and young adults. A corresponding
website rich with controversy and dialogue, My-Big-Life-Question.com, will also offer readers a place to discuss personal needs
as well as to find other resources for life’s journey and places to go for
“I want to draw people to the path of
becoming truly human, where you are controlled by God more than other people
and where you love others more than you need them to love you,” says Welch.
“The result? Genuine loving relationships and the ability to make a lasting impact
on the world around us. It’s a hard process, but it’s wonderful and the results
are worth it.”
T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the
Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). He has counseled for
over twenty-five years and is the best-selling author of many books, including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression: A Stubborn Darkness; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from
Addiction; Running Scared: Fear,
Worry and the God of Rest;and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away
from Fear and Anxiety. He and his wife Sheri have two daughters, two
sons-in-law and four grandchildren.