Why is bathing suit shopping such a painful thing for so many of us women? 🤷🏽♀️
Why are we taught over and over and over again that as women we are never enough, too much, too fat, too skinny--all at the SAME TIME? 🙌
Ten years ago I wouldn’t have been caught dead on a beach in a swimsuit — much less a bikini. I hated my body--but even more than that I hated myself. I was neck deep in an eating disorder that seemed like it would be my constant companion for the rest of my life. 🙏
Many people think if they aren’t throwing up their food or physically wasting away, they don’t have an eating disorder. But food is a gift and our bodies are to be treasured, and when there is a distortion in how we view food and our bodies — no matter how big or small—there is dysfunction. 🙏
Finding healing from an eating disorder took TIME--years, counseling, community, Jesus, and a commitment to reminding myself of what is true. 💋
Culture says I'm only pretty if I fit the mold.
God says I'm altogether lovely.
That I am enough.
That I am whole.
That I am free.
It takes faith to believe that--faith is choosing to believe that which I don't see--culture feeds me one dialogue--and it feels very true. But what's more true--and this is where the faith part comes in is that I am perfect as I am today--not some future or past version of myself. 🦄
I have wrinkles on my forehead and stretch marks on my thighs, and I still have moments of insecurities. But I can honestly say I love the skin I’m in. 🙌
If you are in the throes of an eating disorder, you are not alone. There is freedom for you! I believe it. I have hope for you. If I can be free, so can you. 🙏
Bring your struggle from the darkness to the light. Share it with others, ask for support, go to counseling, get enrolled into a rehab facility. You are beautiful. You are worth fighting for. You are enough.