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Scriptures for Recovery

God speaks to us in many ways, though it is up to us to listen. When dealing with trauma, addiction, or struggle in our lives, our ability to tune into the subtle yet profound words of the Lord oftentimes may diminish. We become deaf to His teachings due to our...

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Eating Disorders and Emotional Health

If you suffer from an eating disorder or are overwhelmed by your relationship with food, it is more than likely you are not a happy person. The pain of your behavior has blocked out most of your ability to feel joy in life. Your emotions may have become so numbed by...

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Recovering from Spiritual Abuse

Abuse is magnified when a disparity of position exists between the abuser and the victim. The more authority or control and abuser has over his or her victim, the greater the damage that can be inflicted. Imagine, then, the damage that can be inflicted when the person...

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Finding Recovery Strength through God

Recovery form an eating disorder or disordered eating—reconstruction—is an “inside-out” job. And the job is not complete until you have cleaned out emotionally, physically, and spiritually. As you are working at recovery, be ware that you may be tempted to “recycle”...

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God’s Steadfast Presence During Recovery

Overcoming a period of abuse, addiction, anxiety, or depression can seem like waking after a long and terrible nightmare. The images are in the past, but the effects are still very much in the present. At a time such as this, it is imperative to realize that God is...

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Finding Healing and Hope Through God’s Light

Anxieties scream that the worst that could happen will. They are firmly rooted n the negative, in the pessimistic. The world of worry is a glass that is perpetually not only half empty but also draining out all the time. In such a world, there is little room or...

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Is Your Eating Disorder a Source of Pride?

One of the prime factors in denial of an eating disorder is pride. An eating disorder and many types of disordered eating patterns begin as a way to cope with pain, but along the way pride can take root. In the beginning, pride is cleverness in handling the pain...

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When is it OK to Be Angry?

Anger is clearly a part of life. Most people experience some level of it on a daily basis. Sometimes, anger is appropriate to the circumstances and sometimes it’s not. There is a balance to anger that many people haven’t learned to negotiate: you get angry about...

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What God’s Grace Allows

“Grace is not about us; it’s about God. It’s not about who we are; it’s about who God is. We are not the focal point of God’s grace; God is. We are merely the recipients.” ~God Can Help You Heal by A Place of Hope Founder Gregory L....

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God Knows Who You Are — Do You?

As children, we naturally rely on adults to tell us who we are. In the most ideal of environments, you’re told that you’re loved, that you’re special, that you’re capable and deserving of the best life has to offer. In the worst of...

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