Ahh . . . clothes. I love clothes. Well, sometimes I love them. Other days, I hate them. I look at my closet and search through my drawers and physically feel like there’s no possible way anything will fit. Clothes have this funky connection to my body image. Sometimes they help me feel “better” (or so I think . . .) other days, they “make me” feel worse (or so I blame. . .).
I spent decades shopping for the perfect clothes to help assuage my issues with my body. The challenge is, I never found them. Or, at least I never found any that could help me in a permanent sort of way. That new dress would help me feel good for a few days, and then. Boom! Right back to needing something else, new, for the next special occasion.
Listen to or watch today’s video for a little more about my struggle with clothing. Maybe you can relate?
Questions for reflection:
Have you used clothing to try to help your body image? Are you a compulsive shopper or are you constantly looking for the next “perfect outfit” to try to fix the way you feel about your body? In what way’s do you think this practice is healthy or unhealthy?
Can I encourage you to prayerfully consider the ways clothes have played into your body image struggle today?