Approval addicts spend their time constantly struggling with low self-esteem and in a state of emotional turmoil, leading them into relationship problems. In her book, Approval Addiction, Joyce Meyer provides a path to release from the overwhelming need for acceptance from the outside world. Her abiding message is that God provides all the affirmation anyone needs and that through Him freedom from the desire to please to everyone can be attained.
There is an epidemic of insecurity in society today. Many people suffer from an unhealthy need for affirmation. They are not capable of feeling good about themselves. For some the quest for approval becomes an actual addiction, as they seek self-worth from the outside world because they can't find it within themselves. Joyce Meyer understands the need for seeking approval from others to overcome feelings of rejection and low self-esteem. The good news, she says, is that there is a cure. God provides all the security anyone needs. Her goal is to provide a pathway toward freedom from the approval addiction.