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Top resources on body image

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

The words that came to mind will be different for all of us. But if you ask God what He sees, He could answer in two words: my beloved. The battle for better self-image starts when we understand who we are to God and allow His Words to transform our hearts and minds.

Our Best Resources on Body Image

1. The gap between knowing you’re beautiful and feeling beautiful [article] 

We’ve all had one of those days. The ones where we change 10 times before rushing out the door, and even then, we only leave because we're late not because we think we look good. We were not made to live in constant fear of not being good enough. We were, however, made with the desire to be beautiful and valued.

2. Melodie Webber's Story [story] 

Throwing up after meals was dangerous, but losing weight was worth the risk for Melodie. She wanted to be thinner because she knew it would make her happy. An eating disorder dominated Melodie’s life until she recognized what she was really battling. 

3. Dying To Be Perfect - Jan Walker’s Story [story]

Gradually, Jan’s diet developed into anorexia and bulimia and her workouts developed into compulsive exercise. It was about punishing and hating her body, not helping it. See how recovery led her to a place spiritually that she otherwise might never have found.

4. Four lies most women believe [article] 

Most women mistakenly believe a long list of lies — some are physical and others emotional. Learn to identify these lies and replace them with truth. 

5. Authenticity trumps appearance [devotional] 

God’s not into appearances. God’s into authenticity. Learn how we transition from people who are focused on outward appearances to people who are focused on our inward appearances. 

6. Is makeup a bad thing? [article]

How many of you will not go out in public without “putting your face on”?  God values your inner self more than your outer appearance. Learn how you can, too.

7. Beautiful [sermon series]

God wants you to see yourself the way that He sees you. And you are beautiful — even if you don’t feel it, even if you’re unhappy, even when you feel condemned or worthless. 

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