I spent an extended period of my life working to overcome my eating disorders. I went to great lengths to practice self love and self care and implement certain disciplines in order to overcome anorexia, bulimia, and orthorexia. Yet nothing truly seemed to work. I found myself shifting from one form of eating disorder to… Continue reading Starving for Control
We live in a time where everyone strives to be politically correct. We walk on eggshells in order to not offend anyone. We twist the truth and bend our beliefs in order to fit culture’s mold. But God’s commands aren’t always politically correct. They’re firm and steadfast. They don’t sway with culture norms. Disciples are… Continue reading Radical Teachings
How quick are we to rise to our own defense yet slow to give love? As Christians, we should let God be our defense and love others without hesitation or condition. But I think most people have been hurt by someone who professes christianity yet fails to live it out in these aspects. In the… Continue reading Radical Perfection
“You’re gorgeous! Just stop.” It never mattered how many times I heard these words or similar while battling a disordered relationship with food and my body; they didn’t help. Regardless of how desperately I wanted to have the words penetrate my heart or how hard I tried to just stop restricting or binging and purging… Continue reading War of the Mind, Battle of the Plate
Welcome to that weird week between Christmas and New Years when you’re filled with cheese, confusion, and booze! Most of us are feeling fuller than normal due to your grandma’s delicious chocolate pie, your uncle’s family famous cheesey potatoes, and of course, sugar cookies piled high with frosting. The consumption of these wonderful goodies we… Continue reading The Skinny on Abs: why “getting abs” shouldn’t be your new year’s resolution
“That’s all just sugar and carbs.” This statement made to me recently would have completely devastated the girl I used to be. But it simply just angered the woman that I am now. It also reminded me as we are going into the holidays that many people have still not quite evolved in their own… Continue reading Surviving the Holidays: A quick guide on what to say and what not to say about food.
Do you believe in divine intervention? I do. Particularly after attempting to make an Instagram post last night. I know your thinking now, “girl! Jesus don’t care about your ‘gram!” But you see, I made a commitment to myself and to Him that I would only post things that added value to other’s lives. Though… Continue reading Band-Aids and Broken Bones
We’ve all heard the horror stories of people with anorexia. Getting so thin their periods stop, they lose their hair, heart problems, death, so on. I remember knowing these things when I was highly restricting my caloric intake as a young teenager. I thought, “yeah, that isn’t good, but I’m not like that. I’m just… Continue reading If I Only Knew