Today Heather’s friend, Jeanette Henriques shares her powerful testimony of struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and facing various other life trials. Jeanette became a ward of the state of Texas as child, was in and out of eating disorder treatment fifty times, and has faced numerous health trials. In fact, at the time of this interview, Jeanette is on hospice because of the severity of her health struggles. Yet, through it all, Jeanette sees and acknowledges God’s faithfulness. She spent many years professionally helping women who struggled with disordered eating and eating disorders.

In this first part of a two-part interview, Jeanette and Heather talk about what Jeanette’s eating disorder looked like and how many people who don’t “look like” they have an eating disorder may still be struggling. They discuss how Jeanette finally broke free from the bondage of her eating disorders, and Jeanette shares some powerful truths for listeners who may be traveling a similarly difficult journey. Jeanette’s takeaway, as she shares in part two of this interview, is that she’s had to let go of what she expected her life to look like and learn to trust God in all things. She has a beautiful story of how God has made her new and been faithful through all of her trials.

If you want to thank Jeanette for sharing her story or let her know how it touched you, can connect with Jeanette on Instagram or on Facebook here: