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The Bible's Perspective on Emotional Eating and the Religion of Food

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Maybe you've heard that as Christians we have to be careful to go to God, not to food. Maybe you've heard that emotional eating is wrong, sinful, or not "taking care of your temple" the way God instructs. But, what if there's more to it than that? What if God created our bodies to eat and what if relating to food and eating should be as simple and benign as the way we relate to breathing, sleeping, or even using the bathroom? In today's podcast, Heather takes an alternative look at emotional eating and the religion that our culture (diet culture) has created around food and food rules. Heather challenges the notion that dieting is the only way to relate, biblically and healthfully to food. Heather also challenges the concept that restricting food and keeping a fear of "overdoing it" is what's most healthy for us as Christians. What if restricting is what leads us to an over-obsessive relationship with food that renders us less useful for the cause of Christ?

Today, prepare to have your preconceived notions about food, dieting, and what the Bible says challenged in a healthy and helpful way.

Heather references this passage where Jesus fed the disciples breakfast: John 21:1-14

Heather references the book, "Health, Money, and Love and Why We Don't Enjoy Them" by Robert Farrar Capon. 

Heather invites you to join the next 40-Day Reading Challenge starting in May. Learn more at

Ready for more intensive body image help? Join the Body Image Freedom Framework Mini-Session happening this April and May. Email Heather for more information. 

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