Before I dive into today’s post, I need to announce the giveaway winner for the ‘Kind Snacks and Running Fuel.’
The winner of the giveaway is Leah! 🙂 I will email you to claim your prize.
Now for another big part of my recovery. I love to write. Writing is calming, therapeutic for me. It’s my way of penning my feelings, my thoughts on paper, and being able to look at them carefully before I blurt them out to anyone or anywhere.
I hadn’t read or seen very much from a Christian perspective on eating disorders, so I decided that I wanted to share my story with other girls, in hopes that it would encourage them in their own journeys wherever they are, and even if they weren’t Christians, that it would be a way to also love the hurting and let them know that they are not going through recovery alone.
I got out my computer and just started writing, writing basically everything that came to my head, which means that the first draft of the book was very discombobulated. It was random thoughts, feelings, and stories all piled into one, and it was actually quite nauseating to read. Looking at your own disorganized thoughts on paper is much worse than hearing them in your head.
Thank the Lord for good editors, because the book underwent a transformation by myself and 4 or 5 other editors who helped me shave off the rough corners and narrow down the content of the book to what I really wanted to share, in stead of repeating myself multiple times.
The book is short, about 100 pages with large font. The contents include excerpts on:
The Stories of Other Girls who Have Struggled with Eating Issues
Exercise from my Perspective
Individuality of each Girl
and more… 🙂
If you are interested in a copy, the book is listed on Amazon. If you can’t afford it, email me, and I’ll send you a copy, because I would rather that you have it and be encouraged by it, than be held back by the cost. Here is the Amazon link if you are interested in purchasing one: Beauty in Christ, Freedom from the Idolatry of Body and Food.
Writing out my struggles, thoughts, and feelings was an outlet that God provided for me to be honest, vulnerable, and truthful about the struggles He carried me through and the victory that He has and is giving me every day.
Have you read a good book on eating disorder recovery?
Are you a writer or a talker? How do you process inner struggles?