Therefore, get ready for me to smack down must-have resources for women everywhere.
Fantabulous Resource #1: Images of His Beauty by Tracy Davis Steel.
Images of His Beauty is a 10-week Bible Study for teens and young adults. Written for those who struggle with self-esteem, distorted views of body image and eating disorders, Tracy Davis Steel lays out an easy to follow guide for women who want to find hope and healing through Christ. Perfect for mentors, counselors, or small group leaders. This book includes Facilitator's Training Material, Girls Rule Guidelines, pages to journal, Group Commitment forms, and interactive questions.
Fantabulous Resource #2: Hallow: An Unpolished Tale by Jena Morrow. Word on the street (translation: gossip I heard from someone who is in the know) said this book about one woman's lifetime struggle with an eating disorder left the people at Moody Publishers weeping. True fact, people.
Full by Kendal Privette. This book of poems drags readers into the the inner thoughts of a woman struggling with anorexia.
In Kendal’s book Full, readers meet the sweet-talking and ever-powerful Ed (Kendal’s name for her Eating Disorder).
At first, Ed's whispered words make sense and seem reasonable. Just two pounds.
But as time passes, Ed firmly grips Kendal’s body and mind and demands full obedience. Obedience measured by Ed’s strongest weapon, the scale.
Fantabulous Resource #4: Chasing Silhouettes: How to Help a Loved One Battling an Eating Disorder by Emily Wierenga. A few months ago, I interviewed Emily, and she answered questions for tween girls about remaining spiritually, physically, and mentally healthy. She also gave readers practical ways girls can view themselves as God sees them. Oh, and have you heard about E's new book? It's about daring to love yourself. How appropriate for the theme of this month, yes?
Fantabulous Resource #5: My favorite of the Dove video series. Yes, I know this video is old, and yes, I know I've already shared it with you, but people, I just can't let it die. No, expect to see it again.