You Have a Friend or Family Member with an Eating Disorder
How You Can Help
If your friend or family member has an eating disorder, you probably wonder how you can best support and walk with your loved one in his/her recovery. I can help you in your endeavor to support your loved one who has an eating disorder. As a recovered anorexic, I understand the ups and downs of the recovery process. I know what it's like to be controlled by an eating disorder and to feel hopeless about recovery. I also longed for someone who had been there to walk with me in my recovery. I desired to have someone in my life who could relate to what I was experiencing, and who could provide accountability, support and encouragement. While I didn't have such a person in my life, your loved one can.
I can help support your loved one with the e-mail counseling services I provide for adult women with eating disorders. You can offer to pay for your loved one's counseling. Check out my services on the Christian Counselingpage
Another way I can help you to support your loved one who has an eating disorder is through my book, Journey to Freedom from Eating Disorders. Consider purchasing a copy for your friend or family member. It's a simple way to bring someone into his or her life who can offer words of hope for recovery. To find out more, visit the Eating Disorder Bookspage.
If you are having a difficult time understanding what your loved one with an eating disorder is facing, you may find it helpful to read the articles below. May they give you some insight into what your loved one is experiencing as well as some ways you can support and pray for your loved one.
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For more resources for helping your friend or family member who has an eating disorder, see the websites listed below.
Gurze Books- Find books to help parents whose children suffer from eating disorders. They are currently have a half price sale. Just click on Bookstore and then go to the Half Price Books page. See their free articles and check out their therapist directory. You may also sign up for their newsletter which provides clinical facts as well as practical advice from eating disorder experts.
Empowered Parents - Provides numerous helpful articles for parents of those who have eating disorders. From preventing to detecting to finding treatment for eating disorders, browse over 100 valuable articles.
Eating Disorder Hope - Browse the Articles page and find many helpful articles for parents of those with eating disorders.
If you're interested in sending a free ecard to encourage your loved one who is suffering from an eating disorder, see the website listed below.
123 Greetings- Encourage your loved ones and bring them in the 'pink of health', thereby making the duration of life eternal, through these 'from the heart' ecards.
Worth Every Tear - This book by Cheri Hardaway is a true story of what she and her family went through as her children struggled with bondage issues. While they didn't have eating disorders, I believe the themes in this book of allowing God to be in control and following His plan during the most challenging times would be helpful to parents.