An Intimate Look at Eating from 12-Step & Christian Perspectives
“My compulsive overeating sabotaged my lifelong struggle to know God, and recovery has helped me feel love by God and eager to follow him.”
For many Christian, food is the drug of choice. When Food Is Your Best Friend (& Worst Enemy) is an intimate look at why we eat too much from a Christian 12-step perspective. This revealing examination of eating problems offers practical help for Christian and includes personal inventories and exercises.
Illustrated with histories (including Jan’s own inner journey as a compulsive eater working toward recovery), this work takes the reader through a three-part journey that defines the situation (What is My Problem?), points to recovery (How Do I Get Better), and details how to maintain recovery without falling back into old habits (How Do I Stay Better?).
The companion devotional, Surrendering Hunger, works well with When Food Is Your Best Friend.
Question: If we wanted to use When Food Is your Best Friend for a regular study, how would we do that?
Answer: You could have participants read one chapter before each session and then answer such questions as these:
Rather than being boring, it would help. As participants read the chapter, they’ll start looking for their answers ahead of time and read more attentively.
Question: How would I use this book in a weekly study?
Answer: Have group members read a chapter a week and then ask questions such as:
For guidelines on how to conduct such a study group or a support group, see Appendix A of Healing Hurts that Sabotage the Soul (p. 132).