[ noun ] the act of reassuring; restoring someone's confidence

Used in print

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

His desires are so strong that he needs constant reassurance of his mother 's love for him and what she expects of him , in_order to overcome them .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

This is not to say that the only explanation of the present infatuation with Norman_Vincent_Peale 's `` cult of reassurance '' or the other types of a purely cultural Christianity is the ever-present need for a demythologized gospel .