What it’s all about is you, you writing in and sharing your take on the topic picked for the week, sharing your hard earned wisdom with others. Just write up as little or as much as you feel like saying on that subject, email it to CaluluNLQ@gmail.com and on Thursday we’ll post your responses.
Your posting is just the thing others need to see to help themselves heal from the spiritual and emotional wounds received. One of the big goals here at NLQ is healing others heal along with reaching out to those still struggling with spiritual abuse.
Today’s topic is all about your own body image. NLQ has had a number of posts about this subject, such as Modesty, Body Policing and Rape Culture and How Modesty Made Me Fat by Sierra plus Tapati’s Body Image Workshop but it’s something that we’ve nervously edged around.
All of us had absorbed messages about our bodies from the church, family and society at large that has impacted how we feel about our bodies. The Quiverfull life is one that teaches us as women to not love our bodies, to divorce caring properly for your body, or giving it a second thought. What have you done to reclaim your body and now that you’ve left spiritually abusive theology has it changed how you view your body?
Some of NLQ’s SASBN members have recounted their struggles with weight, body image and beauty recently, Bruce Gerencser with Why Are Some Evangelicals Obsessed With My Weight, Libby Anne of Love, Joy, Feminism has a long list of posts involving body image, while Calulu at Seeking The Light wrote about Christians and judging beauty in Beauty – In the Eye of the Beholder, and Melissa from Permission To Live has written extensively of her spouse Haley”s struggle with gender identity and body changes.
Comments open below
NLQ Recommended Reading …
‘Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich
‘Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland
‘Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce