It's March and body image has been creeping into our conversations. The vines are blooming here in Carolina and some of us will be heading someplace warm for Spring Break or family trips. Many of you have already been enjoying the sunshine (a shout-out to our southern hemisphere friends - savor these dwindling days of summer).
My husband and I are celebrating our ten-year anniversary next month with a vacation so, just the other day, I stopped into TJ Maxx. Wouldn't you know, I found a couple of cute bathing suits and didn't shed a single tear in the dressing room...
For those of you who've been around the site for a while, you're aware of the wrestle, the loathing, and the small, but steady victories I've experienced with body image in my own life over the years. You've also been introduced to other overcomers with similar stories and swooned over tales of redemption.
With spring approaching, ads for clothing, face creams, tanning lotions, weight loss plans, plastic surgery, make-up, hair products, and belly wraps have been bombarding our TVs and social media. Taking care of our physical selves is important, but when it becomes more of a priority than our spiritual selves, we need to be ready to clobber those temptations.
In applause to God's work in so many of our lives, I'm providing you with scriptures and accompanying breath prayers to meditate on this month. Write them on your mirrors, mash them onto your dashboards, or stick them to your fridge. I encourage you to spend so much time on each one that it becomes your mind's norm.
Are there challenges that you struggle with regarding physical appearance?
How can we pray for you?
You're altogether beautiful - from the inside out,
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Earns Crossfit participation trophies. Disaster cook. Enthusiastic wife. #Boymom. Clutches her faith, not her pearls.