The Boundless Show with Lisa Anderson
October 25, 2018

Food Fixation: Episode 560

56:01 – 

Our struggles with body image, plus food as an idol, and a listener needs help ending an online dating relationship.

Music: JJ Heller

If you’re struggling with an eating disorder, please contact Focus on the Family’s free counseling service for help.


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The Boundless Show: Roundtable Segment
Roundtable Segment

Every Body Struggles

25:06 – 

Beauty might be skin deep, but body image struggles feel soul deep. And insecurities don’t discriminate; they affect men and women, short and tall, fat and thin. How can we focus on health and not an unattainable ideal? How do we move forward and accept how God made us? Our panel gets real about body image and finding true freedom from our physical insecurities.

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The Boundless Show: Culture Segment
Culture Segment

What’s Behind Your Food Problem

Guests: Asheritah Ciuciu,

21:51 – 

It all started with a caterpillar-shaped cake. Asheritah came uncomfortably close to (sneakily) eating the whole thing, so she naturally countered her indulgence by doing a month of Whole30. Her ups and downs finally brought the realization: She had an unhealthy preoccupation with food. Lisa went on her first diet in 6th grade, so she and Asheritah talk about the realities of food fixation, exercise obsession and the guilt and shame at the heart of it all. Is there a spiritual need (and solution) in there somewhere?

If you or someone you know might be struggling with an eating disorder, please contact Focus on the Family’s free counseling service.

If you’re not sure, here are some signs of eating disorders.

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The Boundless Show: Inbox Segment
Inbox Segment

Online Breakup

5:43 – 

She’s in a casual online dating relationship, but needs to end it. How can she do that politely but firmly? Lisa Anderson offers frank and useful advice that balances honesty and kindness. Lisa also spends a few minutes commenting on Joshua Harris’ recent statement apologizing for his book “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.”

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