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Choosing to See Beauty

The Scars of Love

It’s been four years since someone told me that Charlie’s addiction to pornography was my fault. Last night I thought of that night. I thanked God for the opportunity He blessed me with to grow in virtue (or attempt to grow in virtue, I do a bad job of striving for perfection). I hadn
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What must I do to be free?

The other day when I was going through my old therapy journal I found this entry and I thought it might be helpful to others. Forgiveness is so exceedingly crucial to the healing process and it is my hope and prayer that you may ask and seek the grace to forgive those who have harmed
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I realized that I CAN do this!

Several nights ago I received the following email from an exceedingly courageous woman. I want to share it with you today in the hopes that her determination will inspire you in your fight for recovery and freedom! Let us all learn and grow from one another. I want to thank you for al
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I can’t look at myself, she said.

The other day I received an email from a young woman who couldn’t bare to look at her reflection in the mirror, window, shadow or any body of water. My heart ached as I proceeded to read her eloquently composed words. Our culture today is polluted with a cesspool of lies fueling young
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I love my hair. I love my blue eyes.

It’s Wednesday and we all know what that means. It’s time for Made in His Image’s Wednesday Inspiration ( I promise I’m coming up with a more creative name). But in the meantime, that will do. A woman emailed me yesterday and said, “I just don’t kno
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Those Thoughts Use to Plague Me

Last weekend, my best friend Karissa and I stopped at Whole Foods to get coffee prior to going to a movie. The barista looked at me, May I help you miss, what can I get started for you?  Can I get a small mocha to go please. Would you like whip cream on that miss? (People say miss a l
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An Inside Look at Eating Disorders from an NCAA Division 1 Athlete

I remember when people would scream at me, just eat it. Why can’t you just eat and be normal Maura? It’s only food, if you don’t eat you could die.  Little did they know what was really going on in my mind. It is a miracle what God has done in my life and with all my
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Alright, Let’s do This

One day it came to me, what would happen if I put all of the energy that I use to keep my eating disorder alive towards recovery? Actually, scratch that, what would happen if I just used a fraction of that energy to channel towards getting better? I would be a changed person, I’m sure
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Barbie Is Not Just a Doll

Our society is polluted. Girls are being influenced by the toys they play with, as they hold dolls that portray a perfect body image, gaze at images of starving models in magazines and hear negative comments from adults such as, I seriously need to lose 10 pounds. No, I could never ea
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True Beauty Challenge

Our culture today is polluted with a cesspool of lies fueling young woman’s minds and hearts into believing that happiness rests in looking a certain way or reaching an ideal weight. Our culture is plagued with false truths about beauty and self-image because often times women don’t k
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