Making Peace with Your Thighs by Dr Linda Mintle

*Get off the scales and get on with your life* ISBN: 1-59145-426-3

This is EXACTLY what I want! 😛 which is why I bought this book from http://www.christianbooks.com (it was $2.99 or less, I think). Still reading it, will (try to) produce a boo review when I’m done. Meanwhile, here are some quotations from the book which I like (hope I’m not infringing anyone’s rights here!)

“Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognise what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you”, Paul said in Romans 12:2

“The more we attend to God, the more we develop an intimacy that leads to readily recognising what He wants from us. We realise He isn’t looking for six-pack abs – instead He wants our hearts completely surrendered to Him” (page 75)

“Shame says you are flawed. To get rid of it, first think about why you feel shame. Identify that lie… ask God to speak His truth to your spirit. Revelation and experience of His truth bring healing. Then forgive anyone who caused you to feel shame. If you continue to feel inadequate about [any part of you] after you release the guilt and shame from your life, ask God if He can still use you to do good on this earth despite your [shortcomings/imperfection].

Of course His answer will be that He can use you… He’s not waiting for you to acquire the perfect body. His promise is that if you release it all to Him, He will restore what was lost, fix what was broken, and make new those things that lie beneath.” (page 89)

“No good purpose is served in negatively comparing our faces to the faces of others, famous or not. Comparisons only bring feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. Comparing ourselves to others work against celebrating our individuality.” (page 99)

“Everything can be taken away from man except for the human freedom to choose our attitudes in any given circumstance and choose our own way” – Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning. (page 102)

“If I am what I have, and I lose what I have, who am I?” -Psychoanalyst Fritz Perls (page 102)

“When I turned to God out of confusion and disappointment, He was right there waiting for me, ready to teach me through the Scriptures. Once I started reading my Bible, I realised God had a great deal to say about me; I just had never bothered to read much of it. I had relied on other people to give me my sense of self. Now, instead of comparing myself to others and falling short, I learned who God said I was. It wasn’t about comparison at all.” (page 104)

sada

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