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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Dec 2, 2021

Episode Summary:

Danna Demetre and I talk about seeing our health and body from God’s perspective. God wants us to be healthy so we can live out His purpose for our lives. How do we change our mindset so that we can look at our physical body and health and wellbeing as God does?

Quotables from the episode:

  • We aren’t defined by an eating disorder, what we eat or what we look like.
  • There’s a misconception that if we are a Christian we should be able to control this.
  • The fear of death made me wonder “what will happen when I die?” and that lead me to find God.
  • Even if you don’t know God, He still knows you.
  • In Christian circles, food seems to be the “acceptable addiction.”
  • We need to stop turning to food to be our comforter instead of Christ.
  • Ask God, “please shine a light in the dark corners of my life on what isn’t healthy.”
  • We need to forget about self-confidence and have Christ confidence.
  • God wants us to be healthy so we can live out His purpose for our lives.
  • We need to spend more time wallowing in grace than in shame.
  • One way of worshipping is by taking care of our bodies.
  • Follow the trail of your persistent negative thoughts and emotions and ask God what He has to say about them and you.
  • Do the right things for the right reason and trust God with the results.

Scripture References:

  • Romans 12:1-2 NASB: “Present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. This is your spiritual act of service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJ “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.”

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About Danna Demtre

A former registered nurse, Danna Demetre has been a popular retreat and conference speaker for over 25 years. She’s the author of several books to include her latest – Eat Live Thrive Diet – co-authored with Robyn Thomson. Women all over the country are praising their biblical and practical approach to health and weight loss as they discover how to lose weight and improve their health in a way that is realistic and sustainable.

Danna and Robyn share weekly posts and videos addressing issues of concern to women covering body, soul and spirit. Their online virtual and live coaching program, Eat Live Thrive Academy, helps women discover a path to victory over unhealthy habits.

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson