I'm a Christian, and I have an eating disorder - Part II

Sometimes disordered thinking threatens to take over. Every day, I have to eat. And every day I have to get dressed. And every day at some point I’m bound to look in a mirror, whether I like it or not.

So as a Christian, how do I respond to these feelings that I know are founded in lies? How do I face this disorder and live in a way that is honoring to God?

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I'm a Christian, and I have an eating disorder - Part I

As I’ve struggled with my disordered habits over the years, I have also struggled to find biblical resources for other Christians in the same boat. There are so many questions that need answering.

Be encouraged. Because there is hope in Jesus for those who have struggled with eating disorders and body image issues. Your value isn’t found in what you eat or what you weigh.

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For freedom Christ has set us free

I care so much about my body image. It’s insanity, really, how much I think about it. Weight. Food. Hair. Makeup. You might find me standing in front of my closet agonizing over what to wear because nothing makes me “feel good.” (And I mean really agonizing.)

So why do I think that clothes/weight/etc. should have the power to make me feel good?

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