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Value People and Use Things, Not The Reverse

Becoming Less Susceptible to Materialism

Season 3, Episode 128

It’s one thing to have conflicts about spending money, but at a deeper level, some families are at odds about the meaning of Things. Materialism can prompt persons to become so preoccupied with stuff and with image that they lose sight of relational and spiritual pursuits. In this podcast we will identify the nature of materialism and focus on six ways to keep it from taking over your life.

Value People and Use Things, Not The Reverse

by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

Something to Think About

In this episode, we identified that:

  • Materialists assume they are more acceptable if they possess superior things and if they are associated with superior people.
  • Materialism is associated with a judgmental spirit, increased anxiety, and lowered empathy.
  • Balance can happen as emphasis is placed on matters of the heart, such as being a servant and an encourager.

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“What lifestyle adjustments could you make so you would become less susceptible to materialism?”


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