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Discussion in 'Eating Disorders' started by Feelslikebrick, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Feelslikebrick

    Feelslikebrick New Member

    United States
    In Relationship
    I am in recovery for anorexia. I am struggling in it and am trying to up my calories but I’m also addicted to seeing the scale go down.
    What is a Christian approach to eating disorders? All answers are welcome.
    Especially if you have passages that can be applied to this situation. I need conviction and repentance for this addiction/disorder.

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. Bluerose31

    Bluerose31 Christian Flower Supporter

    United States
    I will pray for you that you heal from your anorexia. Hugs and love :cherryblossom:
  3. Brightmoon

    Brightmoon Apes and humans are all in family Hominidae.

    United States
    I was a dance fiend when I was younger and very very rarely I’d dance until my feet bled( barefoot not on pointe) . My weight was very low and I’d started growing a patch of fur on my calves from not having body fat. I never dieted; it was the physical activity that kept my weight down . Don’t get me wrong . Dancers eat a lot just to fuel all that movement . I once ate half of a # lb turkey and didn’t gain an #.

    I guess I’m suggesting that you get some moderate exercise if your doctor okays it because the activity will help calm you down. Moderate,not professional dancer type exercise . It’s too much

    Repentance ! No ! What you also need is to stop being so hard on your self. Being unkind to who you are isn’t going to help at this point.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 31, 2018
  4. megan_26

    megan_26 Member

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    "Don’t you know that your body is a temple that belongs to the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit, whom you received from God, lives in you. You don’t belong to yourselves. You were bought for a price. So bring glory to God in the way you use your body."
    1 Corinthians 6:19-20

    I have battled with eating disorders, specifically binge eating. It's hard, I understand the struggle well. If you haven't spoken to a doctor, I would suggest doing that. Also pray and mediate on it. Ask God to give you the strength to overcome it. If you believe that he will, he will.

    "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."
    Psalm 37:4
    "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."
    Matthew 7:7
    "The Lord is near all who call out to Him, all who call out to Him with integrity."
    Psalm 145:18

    Also remember that you are beautiful and wonderful because God made you that way. I firmly believe that he will take your struggles from you, you need only trust and be patient. I will be praying for you!

    "My darling, everything about you is beautiful, and there is nothing at all wrong with you."
    Song of Solomon 4:7
    "I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well."
    Psalm 139:14