Category: Body Acceptance

Size-Accessible Church

I was afraid there wouldn’t be a baptismal robe large enough to fit me.

Best Christian Book of The Year: The Holy War on Fat

I have no problem advocating for people to take care of their bodies as well as they can. I just believe that including “weight loss” in that care speaks more to our cultural obsession with thinness than it does to physical, mental, or spiritual health.

Beach Body

J Nicole Morgan writes about body acceptance in the Christian church

If you have a body, it’s beach ready.

The Resurrected Jesus Eats

“The embodied Christ risen again. Not a spirit. Not an imagination. Not some new form. His body was dead and now his body is alive. Resurrection. Restoration. The body is important and it came back, too.”

Holy Week and tender care for The Body

“Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome brought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.”

Learning to love yourself.

I just got used to me. I just saw me.

Discovering my tastes

Somehow I believed that because I was fat, I was supposed to inexplicably love all things dessert – chocolate and whip cream on your breakfast included.

Moving the Mountain

But I’ve found that the faith that moves
this mountain moves a different way

Body-Positive Inspiration

One of my favorite places for creative and visual reminders to love your body in a holistic way is Pinterest. I love that I can “unfollow” certain boards and follow others. As a result -my pinterest home page is typically pretty awesome and free…

and the Word became flesh: Advent

This word that came to dwell with us, full of grace and truth has harsh words for those who would seek to tell people that one must be thin in order to properly serve God.

The Power of Photos: Claiming “Fat”

To deny a factual part of who my body is, a part that influences my interactions in this society and this economy on no small level, is to deny a fundamental part of who I am.

3 Easy Ways to Keep Thanksgiving Dinner Off Your Thighs

We have one week until the first big holiday feast of the season! Here’s some tips for Thanksgiving dinner, but they’ll work to get you though the entire holiday season.