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Eating disorder recovery

The day my son was born

By Maura Preszler | Founder of Made in His Image I recently found this photo on my husband’s computer and my eyes welled with tears of joy and gratitude upon seeing it. And not for vain reasons, because let’s be clear, at this point I’ve been in labor for about seventeen hours without
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Breathing Room

By Arden Whitehurst | Guest Blogger Lord, I need breathing room. That has been my prayer the last couple weeks. When my therapist breathed those words out and I breathed them in– breathing room– a weight I didn’t even know I carried, lifted. Breathing room. Space. Leeway. Margin. Howe
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The Shorts

By Arden Whitehurst | Guest Blogger Photo Credit | Donna Irene Photography These cute striped Loft shorts. I’ve only worn them once but they tell a story. Granted, it’s a story only I know. To everyone else they look like any other shorts. But not to me. Would you like to hear the sto
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I Am Enough: My Recovery from Anorexia

By Maura Byrne | Founder of Made in His Image Photo Credit | Elissa Anne Photography Two months before graduating from eighth grade, while warming up before field hockey practice, I overheard two high school girls gossiping about a girl in my class who had a heavier build than I. Why
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Get Up and Get Over It

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Okay, so lately I’ve been thinking about this whole “poor me” stage that people like to go through when something less than desirable happens to them.  I’m going to go ahead and say that this is incredibly unproductive and unconducive to healing. And, I’m
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Who Tells You What Beauty Is?

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Photo Credit | Elissa Anne Photography On a scale of one to ten, your beauty is measured in love. And it’s directly correlated to your worth in the eyes of God. As women, we’re hard on ourselves. Some men rate our attractiveness in correlation to other wom
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What if I mess up?

By Maura Byrne | Founder of Made in His Image A woman asked me, If I make a mistake in my journey of recovery, does that mean I’m back where I started from? In my non-professional opinion, no, it absolutely doesn’t mean that. I use to have an extremely hard time letting people display
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Love Your Body

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Lately I’ve been really caught up on the concept of body image. Not so much on my own, but on just how much I witness people struggling with it. I’m not even talking about struggling with obesity or acne or anything like that. I’m talking about struggling
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What do I do when Christmas isn’t so “Merry”

By Alanna Burtis | Guest Blogger Photo credit | Of Hearth and Home I have been hearing this question a lot throughout these few weeks: How do I get through Christmas when everything around me is not joyful? You see everyone else get in the holiday spirit but there is just no way you c
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You’ll miss out if you keep looking back

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Photo credit: Donna Irene Photography It’s finals week here at Texas A&M. And our greatest tests are just beginning. Because let me tell you, ladies, the true tests we face in life don’t involve a textbook. They have nothing to do with a class. They ar
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