“Body image lies women believe: And the truth of Christ that sets them free”

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I don’t like to admit it, but I have struggled with body image issues and still sometimes do. That lie surfaces that “I’m not good enough.” I have wondered if this was an issue for other women and as I’ve traveled around the US and even internationally speaking out on this issue I have found it is.

These statistics speak for themselves.

And the pressure is all around us to look a certain way. Abercrombie and Fitch has been in the news lately for not selling over a size 10. I walked around a clothing store last night and literally felt sick to my stomach as I saw shorts that looked little more than underwear, skimpy tank tops and string bikinis that are barely more than strings. We are told we need to display our bodies for all to see. And what if we don’t fit in those clothes and sizes? Then, we don’t feel like we measure up.

However, who we are is so much more.

The reason I have written and published the book “Body Image Lies Women Believe: And the Truth of Christ that Sets Them Free” is to tackle this difficult subject of body image. I did so by having women of every shape and size share their struggles, the lies they believed and the truth of Christ that set them free.

And their stories are powerful.

Join me in taking a stand for true beauty!

Download your copy of the book today here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B9MZIEG

    “And then you will know the truth and the truth will set you FREE.” John 8:32

-Shelley Hitz

I love reading stories of deliverance and Christ’s life-changing power.
I highly recommend this book.
About real women.
Real stories.
And the One who changed them.

Before I was a Mom…

Before I was a Mom
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mom,
I slept as late as I wanted
And never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was a Mom
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words of lullabies.

Before I was a Mom
I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom
I had never been puked on
Pooped on
Spit on
Chewed on
Peed on
Or pinched by tiny fingers

Before I was a Mom
I had complete control of:
My thoughts
My body
And my mind.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom
I never held down a screaming child
So that doctors could do tests
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to put them down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
When I couldn’t stop the hurt.
I never knew that someone so small
Could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom
I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn’t know that bond between a Mother and her child.
I didn’t know that someone so small
Could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Mom
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay

I had never known the warmth
The joy
The love
The heartache
The wonder
And the delight of being a Mom.
I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

~ Author Unknown