If you are battling disordered eating: anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, exercise bulimia, binge-eating disorder or you just STRUGGLE with food and you don’t know what to call it, I want to encourage you to GET help! Consulting a Christian non-diet dietician or a professional counselor, or both will be life changing. Make your freedom a priority!
I benefited from several years of Christian counseling. There is no shame in needing help. Sometimes we can read all the right answers, but still need guidance from a professional who can ask us the right questions and show us the best, Biblical answers.
I wrote about my own struggle of having an undiagnosed eating disorder here. Or, you can learn about my story in this video interview I did for the Lasting Freedom webinar program through a ministry called “Finding Balance.” To hear my history of dieting and exercise struggles, watch it here:
Some of our contributors have also written about battling eating disorders. Read their stories here.
“Allison’s Story: Hope for Exercise Bulimia”
“Whitney’s Story: Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder”
If you are struggling with any time of eating disorder (diagnosed or undiagnosed!) check out some of the resources below for help:
Find a Counselor:
**Note: the BEST counselor is one that you’ve been referred to by someone you trust. Ask your pastor, women’s group leader, or friends for counseling recommendations too.
Christian Treatment Centers (Residential):
Find a Christian Non-Diet Dietician:
Other/Self Study/Programs I recommend:
“Hope for the Hollow” by Jena Morrow. (This link is to the 30 Day Workbook. There is a regular book as well. Find it here.) Or, listen to Jena’s podcast called “Hope for the Hollow” right here.
For Moms of Daughters Struggling with Eating Disorders or Body Image:
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