I think one thing that I haven’t taken into account enough is how much a significant other, a family member, a husband, a wife, a friend can influence someone in recovery for good. This morning when I talked to Kelsey about her recovery story, I was reminded of how much of a gift it is to have those family members, those husbands, those boyfriends, those sisters or brothers, who will walk with you through the mucky, hard stuff of recovery, listen, not judge, encourage, challenge, and cheer you on in every part.
Kelsey is a sweet gal in EVERY WAY. She’s honest and genuine; she’s heartfelt in her desire to help others and pray for others who are struggling through eating disorder recovery. She spills over with the joy of the Lord; she’s honest about her own struggles with the ups and downs of marriage. You can tell how much she loves Jesus and how much she love and adores her husband that God gave her; Jared.
Kelsey kept on emphasizing the importance of how her husband walked along side her in the hard parts of recovery, and I want you to hear it. It made me think of how we can walk with others who are struggling through these things.
– How she first started struggling with her ED
– How God brought her husband into her life
– Why Her Husband encouraged her NOT to do the Daniel fast their church was doing because of her ED history
– Her Husband Challenging her to do the opposite of the Daniel fast to get away from ED tendencies
– Her tips for enjoying vacations and trips as a golf wife without obsessing over going out to eat or not fitting in a workout
– Kelsey’s journey with movement and how walking has become a favorite form of movement
– Creating a Safe Social Media Bubble with the Instagram world that doesn’t promote diet culture
– Kelsey’s favorite food that used to be a fear food
– Some of the blogs that really got Kelsey into intuitive eating
– how her husband went to drastic measures to help Kelsey quit calorie counting
Note: My voice is a LITTLE loud at the beginning, so don’t keep the volume super high. However, I wasn’t sure how to reduce my volume without reducing Kelsey’s. O_O
You will find so much freedom, hope, joy, and encouragement in Kelsey’s story. I just smiled big and bigger listening to her story, and I want you to be able to experience that excitement too; I hope that her story is a motivation, a fuel for you in recovery.
Have you had a significant other, husband/boyfriend or best friend that has really influenced your recovery?