Whether you’re getting ready for a family vacation, to be a bridesmaid, or heading to your hometown for a high school reunion, it’s tempting to try to get into shape specifically for these special events. But is that really God-honoring? Or is it just deadline-driven vanity?Read More
Our thoughts about food stretch beyond likes and dislikes. Experts and amateurs alike have strong commentaries about what we “should” and “shouldn’t” be eating. But what does the Bible say about food? This is not a “biblical diet” plan.Read More
Goals in general can be great. They can be healthy plans that help us to measure our success in achievable bites (pun definitely intended). The thing that often sends health-related New Year’s resolutions careening in the wrong direction is unhealthy motivations.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More