Sunday, July 17, 2011
the mormon women project
I thought I'd share this, I am so incredibly grateful to be a part of a church that really sees our troubles in today's society and seeks a way to ease them. I have not suffered from an eating disorder myself but I certainly do feel a tremendous pressure concerning appearance. Being a new mom changes you a lot, there is a significant growing that you must do in order to nurture your little one and while most of that comes naturally and simply, the physical changes you undergo are not always pretty. I'm not even sure what size I am now but I know that with time and exercise and the love of my heavenly father all things are possible: even skinny jeans.
"Women everywhere struggle with eating disorders ranging from poor self-esteem to extreme starvation and/or bingeing. The fact that there is a stigma that accompanies these issues makes it hard for these women to find help or even feel comfortable telling their husbands and family about their struggles. That makes it all the more difficult, since talking about it not only makes it easier for the person struggling, but helps others by letting them know they are not alone."
"This digital library will show that among the 7 million women currently members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there is stunning diversity and strength that may not always be recognized. The MWP is particularly interested in highlighting the righteous choices women make in all circumstances and locations. It celebrates women who have made deliberate choices — with the help of the Spirit and personal revelation — to overcome personal trials, magnify motherhood, contribute to communities outside their homes, or be converted to the Gospel."
(via nienie dialogues)
Posted by Jacqueline Francis at 7:27 AM