Tag: body acceptance

God Loves Fat Bodies As They Are

I had the privilege of writing an article for Christianity Today this week. This article first appeared on October 14, 2015 on Her.Meneutics In all of my remembered days, two truths remain constant: I believe in God, and I am fat. While there have been seasons…

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.

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.

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.

A Feast Without Shame

Feasting is God-ordained. Feasting has beauty and power and meaning and importance. Feasting is part of family and community and learning to love the people that share this planet with us.

This Week in Faith & Fatness, vol. 2

The Lord is for the body

Here’s a couple things on faith and fatness that I ran across this past week. Find something fabulous or frown-worthy you think I should see? Leave a comment, use the contact form, or tweet it to me!

Work and Strength

I love things that allow me to be physically involved. More than once I’ve woken up before dawn on snowy mornings and grabbed a shovel so that I could clear the path on the sidewalk and drive-way in the crisp, quiet morning. There is something beautiful in seeing the result of your body’s muscles and bones working together to accomplish a job.