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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Jul 9, 2020

Episode Summary:

  • Today we talk about how to approach your health with a spirit of grace. My guest is my friend, Amy Connell, who is a personal trainer on a mission to help women realize that their eating and the way they move their body doesn’t have to be perfect. The reason we take care of our body is so we can do what we are called by God to do.

Quotables from the episode:

  • Am I taking care of my body the way God wants me to?
  • Perfection will enslave us when it comes to taking care of our bodies.
  • One of the struggles that we tend to wrestle with regarding our health and wellness tends to be an all or nothing mentality.

Scripture References:

  • Colossians 3:12 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
  • 1 Timothy 4:3-5 “They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with Thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.”

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Connect with Amy Connell:

Website / Facebook / Instagram

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Order Book Breaking Anxiety’s Grip / Order Book Hope Prevails  /  Website  /  Blog  /  Facebook / Twitter (@DrMBengtson)  /  LinkedIn  /  Instagram Pinterest / YouTube / Podcast


Amy Connell is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and has been in the fitness industry almost 15 years. She’s a recovering step counter and an imperfect eater living in God’s perfect grace. Amy encourages women to strive for balanced, sustainable health and appreciate their God-created bodies, no matter what that looks like. She lives in the Houston, TX area with her husband, two always-hungry teen boys, and her stray-turned-princess put bull named Grace.

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson