Recovery Course

Christian Eating Disorder Recovery Course By Laurie Glass

Biblical Principles, Helpful Insights, and Practical Tips to Help You:

  • Replace the lies of the eating disorder voice with the truth
  • Learn healthy ways to deal with emotions
  • See your identity in Christ and allow God to play a greater role in your recovery
  • Develop a healthier perspective about food
  • Let go of guilt and shame
  • Deal with relapses and stay on track in recovery
  • Address the issue of control and face your fears
  • Use journaling in your recovery

Who Can Benefit from this Course

Both females and males who are in various stages of recovery and struggle with:

  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Other disordered eating behaviors

About the Author

This course was created by Christian counselor, author, and recovered anorexic Laurie Glass. Since she recovered in 2003, Laurie has been passionate about sharing the hope-filled and healing message that recovery is possible. The principles in this course are the same principles that helped her recover. Also, she has spent countless hours online counseling and supporting others in their recovery. While this course isn’t a substitute for professional help, Laurie shares the advice, insights, and homework assignments she would if she was counseling you and at a fraction of the cost.

Listen to a personal message from Laurie in the video below. You can also find out more about her here.

About the Course

This is a self-paced course that you can log in and access right here on this website when it’s convenient for you. Spend as much time on each lesson as you need, revisit lessons as often as you like, and go through them in whichever order is right for you. Give yourself time to take in everything. There are numerous principles and practical tips to support your recovery. Benefit from as many of them as you can. Laurie has broken down the material to make it easier to grasp and put into practice. Each lesson has a combination of features to help you use its principles in your recovery for lasting change. You can find out more by viewing this video or this presentation.

You may purchase any of the 15 lessons individually or the entire course as a whole. Where else can you find a faith-based course for eating disorder recovery on these topics, for this price, and with the option of buying either the entire course or getting just the lesson(s) of greatest interest to you? Below you will find:

Lesson Types and Topics

Foundational Lessons

  • Contain more material
  • Provide critical principles for the foundation of your recovery
  • Offer vital tools for your recovery

Change Your Thoughts
Learn to Deal with Emotions
See Yourself through God’s Eyes Inside and Out
Address Your Relationship with Food
Invite God into Your Recovery
Practice Journaling

Topical Lessons

  • Focused on specific topics
  • Contain valuable insights to help resolve underlying issues
  • Timely advice to help you stay on track in recovery

Let Go of Control
Face Your Fears
Experience Inner Healing
Practice Forgiveness
Let Go of Perfectionism
Let Go of Guilt
Let Go of Shame
Deal with Relapses
Have Perseverance

Lesson Features

Each lesson includes:

Teaching on the topic – including Scripture, helpful principles, and practical tips
Prayer – to help you invite God into your recovery
Inspirational piece – to bring the meaning of the lesson to a personal level
Homework – to aid you in applying the principles to your recovery
Journaling page – related to the homework or a different principle in the lesson
Journaling questions – to assist you in exploring your thoughts and feelings
Note cards – to emphasize the main principles and encouragement in the lesson
Coloring page – an acronym, reinforcing the theme of the lesson, that you can color
Quiz – to help reinforce certain points in the lesson
Worksheet – to help you track which lessons you’ve completed, what you gleaned from them, and how you’ll apply what you’ve learned

Cost

Entire Course                     105.00 all
Foundational Lessons           8.50 each
Topical Lessons                     6.50 each

(No refunds are available)

You Can Sign Up for Instant and Permanent Access in Three Easy Steps

1. Use the “Register” link on the upper right corner of the site to create an account.
2. Choose the lesson(s) you’d like to purchase. You need to be logged in to make purchases.
3. Make your payment via PayPal, though you do not need to have a PayPal account.

To Access Your Material

There are two ways you may access the course material.

You may remain logged in after purchasing and come to this page. The “Add to Cart” button will now say “View Lesson” for the lesson(s) you purchased.

For subsequent visits, use the “Log In” button on the upper right corner of the site. After you log in, you will see the “Account” page where there will be a link (or links) to the lesson(s) you purchased.

If you have any questions about the course, you may find them answered on the Q & A page. Otherwise, please feel free to contact me.

Descriptions

After you register for an account, you may purchase your lessons using the “Add to Cart” buttons below.

Course

Set a solid foundation for your recovery. The full course is designed to help you address underlying issues, see your identity in Christ, replace lies with the truth, learn to deal with emotions, invite God's power into recovery, develop a healthier perspective on food, heal from inner pain, stay on track in recovery, and much more. To learn the specifics about each lesson, check out the descriptions below.
Christian Eating Disorder Full Recovery Course
$105.00

Lessons

Discover the connection between your thoughts and behaviors and discern which of your beliefs are lies and which are the truth. Learn to recognize how the enemy works in your mind to keep you bound to the eating disorder. Find practical ways you can change your thoughts so you can break free from the lies and walk in the truth.
Change Your Thoughts
$8.50
Explore your attitude about emotions and learn their relevance to your life and recovery. They matter. Left unresolved, pent-up feelings only fuel the eating disorder. In this lesson, you'll find principles and practical suggestions to help you express yourself so you can break free of the negative effects of buried emotions.
Learn to Deal with Emotions
$8.50
Whether you're too concerned about what others think of you or solely focused on how you see yourself, you're missing out on what God sees. Learn what he says about his children, including you. Instead of looking to appearance, abilities, performance, or roles for your identity, look to what your Creator says about you. Also, find tips to manage how you feel about your body and focus on the real you inside.
See Yourself through God's Eyes Inside and Out
$8.50
Whether you find food magnetic or repulsive, eat too much or too little, you can benefit from this lesson. It will help you examine your attitude about food, show you that food has only the power you give it, and provide you with practical suggestions to balance your food intake and help you resist food-related behaviors. Let this lesson help you give food its proper place: nothing more and nothing less.
Address Your Relationship with Food
$8.50
If you've wanted to ask the Lord to play a greater role in your recovery but couldn't do it, let this lesson help you invite him to lead your recovery. Examine your view of God, and take his attributes to heart to increase your faith. Recognize that since he loves and understands you more than anyone, he's the best person to be in charge of your recovery. Rely on him in a new way and experience his power.
Invite God into Your Recovery
$8.50
Learn numerous ways journaling can support your recovery. If you're new to journaling, you'll find ample suggestions and exercises to help you start. If you're an avid journaler, you'll find suggestions and exercises to help you go deeper. There are 100 journaling questions (from the Journaling in Eating Disorder Recovery e-book) and six journaling pages besides the same features as the other lessons.
Practice Journaling
$8.50
It may seem your eating disorder puts you in control, but that's just an illusion. This lesson will help you examine what you're trying to control through food-related behaviors. It will also give biblical principles to help you grow your faith and take steps to relinquish the control of your recovery to the Lord. There's no one you could trust more to lead your journey.
Let Go of Control
$6.50
In eating disorder recovery, you are confronted with fear every day. Use this lesson to arm yourself to face and conquer your food-related fears, fear of failure, fear of recovery, and others. You'll find Scriptures and practical suggestions to help you crush your fears and walk in peace.
Face Your Fears
$6.50
When you hurt deeply, it's hard to imagine you'll ever feel good again. In this lesson, you'll find helpful insights, healing Scriptures, and tips to help you experience the healing God has in mind for you. You can heal from the deepest pain when you're ready to face it, but you don't have to do it alone.
Experience Inner Healing
$6.50
If you're bitter toward someone, if you're a victim of mistreatment or abuse, or if you've tried to forgive someone but couldn't, this lesson is for you. You'll see what forgiveness is and isn't, which may be a little different from what you've learned in the past. You'll also find numerous suggestions to help you take that difficult step and actually forgive.
Practice Forgiveness
$6.50
This is a great lesson for anyone who is driven, performance oriented, or self-condemning over unmet goals. If you set unrealistic expectations for yourself, go to extremes to be perfect, and engage in all or nothing thinking, you know how exhausting and unhealthy it can be. Learn how to be kinder to yourself and break free from the bondage of perfectionism. It can be done.
Let Go of Perfectionism
$6.50
If you ever feel weighed down by guilt, this lesson is for you. You'll find helpful insights about guilt and God's forgiveness and advice to let go of guilt. You'll also find tips to help you discern between true guilt and false guilt. Use the principles in this lesson to leave your guilt in God's hands and walk away lighter.
Let Go of Guilt
$6.50
It might feel like shame is such a part of you that you'll never be free of it. Whether you feel shame as a result of what you've done or what's been done to you, you can learn how to be gentle with yourself, let go of the deep embarrassment and regret you feel, and leave it in God's hands for good. You don't have to remain buried in shame. You can find freedom from its effects on you and walk in peace and joy.
Let Go of Shame
$6.50
Relapses are a normal part of recovery, but tough to manage. Learn how you can get through a slip without going into a full-blown relapse, learn from relapses instead of berate yourself over them, and move forward stronger than before. You can probably learn to navigate relapses better than you think.
Deal with Relapses
$6.50
If you've ever given up in your recovery, this lesson is for you. You'll find principles and tips to help you lean on the Lord for strength, break down your long-term goals into smaller steps, make the most of what helps you stay on track, and more. It's hard to keep going sometimes, but you can learn to persevere.
Have Perseverance
$6.50

Testimonials

Find out what others think of the lessons in this course.

Change Your Thoughts

This lesson helped me identify the origin of some of my thoughts, which I’ve learned is an important step to changing them. It specifically showed me that some of my thoughts came from other people. I’ve believed those statements to be true, but they aren’t. I found the homework assignment most useful and will implement it to help me identify, work through, and replace the lies and negative thoughts about myself with the truth. I also found the note cards to be helpful. I liked the coloring page and plan to use it. ~Recovering bulimic

Learn to Deal with Emotions

This lesson was most beneficial! I have never known how to handle my emotions. I would feel an all-consuming fear when it came to expressing emotions. I used to believe with everything inside me my ED had nothing to do with the psychological issue or anything deeper. I see through the lesson that I do handle emotions by medicating with food. I have learned other ways to feel and express my emotions. It is not an overnight process but a step by step, day by day process. I have learned to start taking baby steps in the right direction. I have learned that emotions won’t kill me! It’s a process, but I am starting to allow myself to take the suggestions that the lesson taught. It’s amazing, even at the slow pace you feel you are moving, how rewarding it feels. I strongly encourage others to work the emotions lesson! I am learning that hurting the body that God gave me isn’t the answer. The lesson opened my eyes to more productive ways to express my deepest feelings that I had stopped short of nothing to not feel. It’s an awesome lesson, and I strongly recommend it. ~A Recovering Daughter of Christ’s

See Yourself through God’s Eyes Inside and Out

The lesson is filled with truths from God’s Word about who you are to Him and how he sees His masterpiece. It’s overflowing with positive and encouraging words of how God views His children. It’s uplifting to read and focus on the truth about yourself versus the eating disorder distorted view. It gives lots of examples to which someone with an eating disorder can relate and understand. It explains that you are more than the eating disorder, scale, number, or whatever may be defining you. There are thought provoking journaling questions that help you dig deeper into recovery. In my recovery moving forward, I plan to use the idea of placing my name into the Scripture so it comes more alive and real to me in my circumstances. The note cards are also a helpful tool for recovery. ~Recovering anorexic

Address Your Relationship with Food

I found the history questions particularly helpful in identifying triggers and how the eating disorder started. Having specific tasks to employ when tempted is ideal. The emotions we are attempting to hide or avoid can be so overwhelming, and we don’t know where to begin. The lesson gives a starting point and concrete tasks and coping mechanisms to employ. The note cards were especially helpful, as they give something to refer to when feeling tempted or overwhelmed and considering using food to anesthetize or avoid feelings. ~Recovering bulimic/anorexic

Invite God into Your Recovery

As a Christian who spent many years of her life struggling with eating disorders, and as someone with an education in counseling, I found this to be a good combination of caring biblical support and recovery principles. There are helpful prompts for thinking and writing about one’s feelings and beliefs about God and about how those affect recovery. There are ways to deal with places in which we might get stuck or be afraid to move forward. There are various suggestions regarding prayer and reading the Bible, as well as more creative approaches to learning and remembering what the Bible says, which can be applied to recovery. Plus there are other tools like note cards, journaling questions, and homework assignments that also aim to personalize the lessons in ways that work for each individual. These help the messages to really sink in: messages of how God feels about us, how He loves us, and how we can trust Him to help us with our recovery. Overall, there is a lot of useful, compassionate, biblical material here that I believe many will find very helpful to their recovery. ~A Christian in recovery from anorexia and bulimia

Practice Journaling

This lesson was a good fit for me. Keeping a journal is good for me, but it can take any form or contain anything I like; there are no rules to follow. Journaling is a great help to me because I find writing something down is a form of release, and I have difficulty expressing how I’m feeling. I find journaling to be healing; when I’m writing, the ED voice gets weaker as I express my thoughts and feelings about the ED on paper. I journal in pencil, but I’ve started to use different colors of crayons in my words and draw with different colors. Using the colors helps me show what I’m feeling. Also, when I journal, I always end up writing a prayer, asking God to lead me. Moving forward, I want to answer some of the many questions in this lesson and implement the suggestion to record the positive things that happen in my life. ~Eating disorder sufferer

Let Go of Control

A principle that stood out to me was what could be underneath a person’s desire for control. There were several pertinent examples in the lesson that I could relate to. I found everything in the lesson to be very helpful, and I loved all of the Scriptures. They were helpful to see the ED as the enemy. I plan to take one step today to let go of control. ~Recovering from an ED

Face Your Fears

I’ve lived under the shadow of fear all my life – fear of rejection, fear of gaining weight, fear of losing my overall health… you name it, I’ve worried about it. And those fears “fed” my bulimia behaviors. So it was a valuable experience to complete this lesson. Most importantly for me, the lesson teaches about the greatest antidote for the debilitating poison of fear. I also really resonated with Laurie’s comments that when fear is in charge, it freezes you in place and that fear is the root of needing to be in control. It’s so exhausting, trying to control everything all the time! The journaling page is a very effective way to honestly articulate the fears that are freezing me and commit to a concrete plan for dealing with them. I appreciate the encouraging Scriptures which support Laurie’s teaching, and I also really like the variety in the different components of the lesson. Spending time with God in this lesson to think, respond, pray and meditate has been a blessing to me! Although I would consider myself a recovered bulimic, Laurie’s teaching on how to “Face Your Fears” is an important activity for helping me maintain recovery. ~Recovered bulimic

Experience Inner Healing

One insight that stood out to me in this lesson is that what happened to me wasn’t my fault and I don’t need to feel guilty about it anymore. I didn’t ask for this hurt. I also found the practical tips and Scriptures especially helpful. Moving forward, I plan to refer back to the suggestions in this lesson and try out the ones that fit my situation. I also plan to use the journaling questions to help me work through and heal from my hurts. I would recommend this lesson to others at any stage of recovery. ~Recovering bulimic

Practice Forgiveness

I like the way the lesson is broken down into manageable parts. Perfectionism seems a cornerstone of eating disorders. As a recovering sufferer, I don’t want to feel like I also have to be perfect in recovery. The lesson on forgiveness gives easily manageable steps to recovery.  I felt I could read a while, do an assignment and put it down without being a failure at it. I felt the steps to forgiveness were simple to follow and were well thought out. The Scriptures were comforting. I liked the homework assignment the best, as it gave me something concrete to do toward recovery. ~Recovering bulimic/anorexic

Let Go of Perfectionism

I loved this lesson on perfectionism. It is so aptly suited to me and how I find myself thinking so much of the time. I had expectations pressed upon me that were unattainable and kept changing, and this led me to develop such a huge fear of failure and not meeting those goals. I fully related with most of this lesson, especially the “should” statements. I carry many “shoulds” in my head, and it can be exhausting trying to meet all the needs of them. I particularly loved how the lesson is set out. It follows easily and has so many great tips and advice on how to reconsider your perfectionist behavior. Also, I really loved the journaling page and questions at the end. They help guide your thoughts and point you to what you may need to focus on changing. ~Recovering anorexic

Let Go of Guilt

In my eating disorder recovery, I find myself struggling with feelings of guilt. I didn’t quite know how to address those feelings, let alone how to deal with them. I prayed about my guilt and the things I felt guilty for, but still couldn’t let go. This lesson has given me some new insights. It helped me to discern between true and false guilt. The journaling questions help me identify my guilt and see more clearly what makes it hard for me to let go of it. The tips and homework are very practical suggestions as to how to learn to give my guilt to the Lord and surrender it all to Him. In order to work through my feelings of guilt, I’m planning on using the journaling page as a tool to help me confess and repent of my sins and give my true and false guilt to the Lord. I’ll use the note cards in this lesson as a reminder of the Lord’s forgiveness, and truth about guilt and confession, whenever I think I’m unforgivable and feel like I need to punish myself for my sin. I found this course very encouraging and helpful as I’m learning to lay my feelings of guilt down at the foot of the cross. ~Recovering anorexic

Let Go of Shame

I found the insights and practical tips in this lesson very useful. I appreciated the journaling questions since I’m a very visual person who does better seeing my words and feelings written down. It can be hard to find Scriptures that speak to shame, but I found the verses in this lesson fitting for the topic. The poem was heartfelt and honest and touched me deeply. Overall, this lesson was a great motivator in making my recovery more Christ focused. ~Eating disorder sufferer

Deal with Relapses

The examples of why a relapse may occur were resonating – some of them really hit home for me. The idea that we can take power away from relapses by changing the way we think about them, and learning from them, was really cool and confidence building. I loved the point about giving oneself credit just for having the courage to try recovery. Many of us are perfectionists, and it’s hard to accept that just trying is good enough, that our recoveries don’t have to be perfect. But you aren’t a failure if you fall on your path to recovery. The inspirational piece really made me feel that up and down motion of recovery, but at the end it really built up my spirits. If I had read it during my own recovery, I think I may have printed it out and hung it on my mirror as a daily reminder that there are ups and downs, but if I trust in God and keep trying, I will prevail. The note cards would have also been really handy to have in my pocket, to pull out when I started thinking of or feeling stressed about food and how difficult recovery was. ~Recovered anorexic

Have Perseverance

Looking at the title of this lesson sends a lump in my throat. I’ve had little perseverance lately and have been struggling. At first I didn’t want to even read it, but I’m so so glad I did. Being reminded of the words of God for situations I daily face, the battles, the fears, the hopelessness – it’s amazing how easily we can forget his words on these things, and I know I sometimes don’t stop to listen. This lesson is awesome, though, as it clearly outlines verses. I was especially empowered by the encouragement to talk back to the eating disorder. I’ve heard people say to do it, but to have it written and read a sentence written ready for me to say was really strengthening. This is something I definitely have to start doing, and also just reminding myself and reading over those verses and God’s words on all this. It’s only going to be in his strength, but I have to let him in to help. I hope I can have the courage to persevere each day as I continue to fight for myself, not alone, but with God. ~Recovering anorexic

This course is not a substitute for professional help. This course is not for the diagnosis or treatment of an eating disorder. The author is not responsible for how any purchaser uses this information. Each purchaser is responsible for getting any needed professional help.

 

 

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