Posts by Maura

Weight Weight… Don’t Tell Me!

By Tricia Morel Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! is a popular comedy podcast produced by NPR, and while I know this post will not be even a fraction as hilarious as that (I am most certainly not a professional comedian!), I hope to keep it as lighthearted as possible. That is to say that yes, I…

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What College Taught Me About Food And My Body

By Arden Elise   Last summer, as I was getting ready to start college, I had one huge unspoken fear. FOOD.   Most people are nervous about classes and friends. I was tied in a knot over food. I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know how I would react. I didn’t know who…

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A Letter to my Brothers…

By Arden Elise To my brothers by blood and my brothers in Christ, Girls aren’t the only ones who need encouragement and truth. Nor are guys the only ones that need to read this article. The reality is we, girls and guys alike, live in the same world and have the same sin and the…

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An Open Letter to the Girl Who Hates Herself

By Peggy Miller Dearly beloved, I know you feel like you can’t believe those words right now, and that breaks my heart. I’ve been there- hating myself so much that I wished more than anything in the world that I wasn’t me. That I could crawl out of my skin or just disappear. Feeling so…

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5 Years Binge and Purge Free

By Christine Saah 5 years ago I was in the middle of North Dakota in a small town with 3 other young people. We were running summer camps for the Church, and living hectic lives. We woke up early and said morning prayer before camp, went over the camp schedule, assigned duties for the day,…

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What Recovery Looks Like

By Hannah Addington I don’t remember the exact day my mind started to shift. I don’t remember when the simple choice to eat began to consume me. But I do remember that drowning feeling of being completely taken over by an eating disorder.   It was the year of 2012. I had withdrawn from my dream…

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Healing Lessons of the Heart

By Erin Coulombe Lately I’ve been learning a lot of lessons. But they’ve been a little different from the ones I normally learn.   I’m learning that a single decision can change absolutely everything, your attitude, your focus and you heart. Sometimes decisions that we see as being less than game changing turn out to be…

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Feeling Lonely?

Whenever you feel lonely, you must try to find the source of this feeling. You are inclined either to run away from your loneliness or to dwell in it. When you run away from it, your loneliness does not really diminish; you simply force it out of your mind temporarily. When you start dwelling in…

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On Loving your Body Pre-Pregnancy

By Esther Corrigan No sooner had I gotten engaged than the article advertisements started popping up: “Love your postpartum body!’  The more I read the same well-meaning message re-hashed in different words, the more I started to think, I can do that! If my body has gone through childbirth and produced a tiny human being it…

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Live Your Wounds Through

You have been wounded in many ways. The more you open yourself to being healed, the more you will discover how deep your wounds are. You will be tempted to become discouraged, because under every wound you uncover you will find others. Your search for true healing will be a suffering search. Many tears still…

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