172-Body P1: Behold Your Body

2 Jan

 

Welcome to this brand new series all about body. Body image, food issues, body acceptance, comfort in sex… all of it affects how you make love.

But who made it? Is it yours? Are you responsible for how it looks?

My body image┬ástruggles caused me great pain throughout my life. It was my “project.” It was my obsession. It was my thing that made me feel OK but also horrible. But as my eating increased, so did my body. And I hated it. I wanted to get liposuction. I prayed God would make me thin. I prayed He’d increase my metabolism. I ordered many ridiculous contraptions that were supposed to make me lose the weight. I binged. I purged.

I share about my eating disorder and what God has brought me out of. Even the times I did lose the weight, did it fix my life? Or were there still things underneath that were still broken?

You can imagine what this all meant about my sex life and connecting to my husband.

If you’re anything like me, this is a journey. And in this series where I want to join with you on this struggle.

I think this is a huge barrier to a fulfilling sexual intimacy in your marriage. But where is God in all of this? What might He want you to know about your body?

Do the work to actively engage in this series to change.

Homework:

  • What’s your food story and your body image?
  • Where are you now?
  • Where do you want to go, what do you want to feel, what do you want sex to be like?
  • And make love to your man this week (“do before you feel”)

Next week we continue with Body P2: Know Your Worth, Freedom With Food