True You Episode 2: Overcome Chronic Negative Emotions

The average teen girl today scores as high on anxiety tests as those admitted for inpatient treatment in the 1950s. 1 And that’s just one of a myriad emotions she could be in bondage to.

Do you suffer from negative feelings that never seem to go away? Chronic negative, overwhelming emotions could be evidence that you’ve believed a lie. No worries, though! We’ll help you learn the difference between a healthy emotion and one that’s trying to warn you that something’s really wrong.

Today, Alena gets real about the grief she faced when her mother suddenly passed away. Though she’ll always feel the loss of the close relationship she shared with her mom, God directed Alena to Truth that began to set her free from living in chronic depression. Learn the first steps to take in finding God’s Truth by watching this episode of True You now:

If you’ve been struggling with chronic negative emotions, here are some Scriptures that could help you in your freedom journey.

  • John 8:31–32, 44
  • 2 Peter 2:19
  • Ephesians 6:14

We’d love to hear from you! Send us your freedom story—that’s what we call it when God sets you free through His Truth found in the Bible. Post your one-minute video on social media and tag @liesyoungwomenbelieve or upload it here, and it could be selected to be featured on a future episode of True You.

Join Dannah Gresh, Staci Rudolph, and Alena Pitts for an upcoming online teen Bible study based on Lies Young Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free. Register today at

1 Juliet Schor, Born to Buy: the Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture (New York: Scribner, 2004).

About Author

Dannah Gresh is completely in love with her chocolate labradoodle, Stormie. (But just for the record, she doesn't like dog kisses.) She's been married to Bob for over twenty years and loves that he brings her "freshly sharpened bouquets of pencils." She's the mom to Lexi, Autumn, and Rob. Oh, and she co-wrote Lies Young Women Believe with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth!

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