People are broken and material things and experiences are empty in comparison to the God of universe whose love is bigger and better than anything.
I used to be the kind of person who would let others walk all over them. I was a door mat. I was reactionary, allowing my emotions to be blown about by every little wind.
Sometimes, the desire for that unhealthy food or habit can be so, so strong, that you can’t simply fight desire with will-power… you have to fight desire with a greater, deeper desire. Imagine the life you want for yourself.
I don’t have all the answers, but if you ever feel stuck in communication with someone you care about, here are the phrases, questions, and words that work for us.
I know now what true beauty is and that is has nothing to do with the scale! And in detaching those two things — my beauty and my weight — I gained the freedom to look at my weight objectively and say, “I know I need to be healthier.”