Last week I got to share my story of eating disorder recovery on my friend Emily's Podcast, Beauty in Christ. I talk about how suffering through an eating disorder and trudging along the rocky roads of recovery were some of the biggest (and first) shapers in my life that brought me into developing a desire to know and love Jesus and as well as a hope in Him that is better than every gift in the world.
You can find it two ways:
1. It's on the Podcast app: search "Beauty In Christ" and the episode is called "Walking Through the Hard Places of Recovery."
2. On Emily's website: http://beautyinchristthebook.com/podcast/walking-hard-places-janie-story/.
Fun fact, Emily and I met through Instagram! She has become such a sweet, encouraging-as-could-be, Jesus-loving friend of mine, and I am absolutely thrilled that God brought the two of us together just through a fun and silly app on a phone. Social media isn't always a horrible thing people!! Also, Emily's heart for the Lord and her continuous gaze towards the gospel is what this world needs more of. Emily, if you're reading this, thank you for being you and thank you for being a light in this world for Jesus. As for the podcast, Emily brings people on her podcast here and there to interview them, asking them to share their stories, specifically revolving around eating disorders and recovery. She asked me if I would share my stories with a past eating disorder and the long recovery road, and even though I was a little nervous, I hopped on the opportunity especially since I had never shared my story verbally before. And I am so glad I got out of my comfort zone and did it! It was humbling and liberating to share my messy roller coaster of a life with so many people. Listen if you'd like! Stories are so special.