• Eating Disorder Recovery,  Faith,  Resources,  Shame

    Come to Jesus IN Recovery

    Today marks the second day of Eating Disorder Awareness week. Hopefully you are seeing recovery supported messages, blogs, articles, infographics all over your social media! If you aren’t, follow me on Instagram and then follow my people 😊 you’ll get all the goods!! Over the last week and half I’ve had conversations with some beautiful people that are on the recovery journey from an eating disorder. Without my pushing, these conversations have landed on their faith and recovery. Yet again, I hear someone who deeply loves Jesus confused as to how He fits in with their recovery. First, let’s just name (as I have before) how poorly the church supports…

  • Body Image,  Eating Disorder Recovery,  Faith,  Shame

    The Church and Eating Disorders

    As I previously mentioned I was given the opportunity to speak to my church family at Glenwood Church of Christ about mental health and eating disorders. It was wonderful to begin the dialogue that needs to happen in our churches. It’s important for the church, individually and corporately, to learn about eating disorders and to learn how to respond and how to help those who are struggling. Because the issues of eating disorders affects everyone. EVERYONE, from young children to elderly men and women. FIRST, it’s important to know that there are clinical eating disorders (such as anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, etc), but there is also disordered…