The concept of stewardship is often used with our bodies and money, but are there more connections between money and body image than we may know? Today’s episode explores these connections, how eating disorders show up in the way we deal with money, how eating disorders can connect with hoarding and more. Have you heard of financial anorexia? How about having “shopping bulimia?” How about an “orthorexic” view of what we spend money on? Or, how about a possible connection between anorexia and a tendency to hoard food? That’s what Heather talks about in today’s show.

Looking through scripture, God has a lot to say about how to steward our money. In truth, there’s more verses money than there are about how to care for our bodies. Today, Heather explores several money-related verses and connects how the wisdom around treating this “treasure” could also be applied to how we treat the “treasure” of our physical bodies. Whether you’re “wealthy” in the body image department or feeling impoverished in the arena of physical beauty or health, there are lessons to be learned from scripture on the topic of how we think about and steward our bodies.

We also talk about how no amount of money or beauty can keep us safe. It’s only Jesus that offers that protection, freedom, and safety.

Verses explored today:

Where your treasure is your heart will be also – Matthew 6:21

Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. Ecclesiastes 5:10

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Matthew 19:25

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 19:25

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