True You: How to Have Victory Over Body Image Issues

Approximately ninety-one percent of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Are you one of them? Maybe you feel like you just don’t fit into the cultural ideal of beauty, or perhaps you believe the lie that thinner is better. It’s time to expose the UN-reality of the lens most women view themselves through . . . and learn to replace that view with one that’s true. Today on True You, we’re diving into a topic most women have struggled with at some point in their life: body image. With the media constantly promoting unrealistic ideas of beauty to women, it’s easy to lose sight of the Truth and fall prey to lies. The key to navigating this confusion is staying rooted in the Truth of what God says about our creation. Freedom from lies about our beauty doesn’t come from self-esteem but rather God-esteem. If we understand who God is, we’ll understand and value who we are as well. Check out one girl’s story of her battle with negative body image: How to Have Victory over Body Image Issues

If you’ve found yourself struggling with body image or conforming to the media’s standards of beauty, here are a few verses to help boost your God-esteem. Write them down, memorize them, and live in their Truth.


About the Author

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh is the co-host of Revive Our Hearts podcast and the founder of True Girl, a ministry dedicated to providing tools to help moms and grandmas disciple their 7–12-year-old girls. She has authored over twenty-eight books, including a Bible study for adult women based on the book of Habakkuk. Dannah and her husband, Bob, live on a hobby farm in central Pennsylvania.