Sep 1, 2021 | Podcast, The Living Room

067: Breaking Free From Body Shame with Jess Connolly

Breaking Free of Body Shame with Jess Connolly - The Living Room Podcast - Episode 067

When we change the language, we change a culture!” 

If you’ve ever felt limited, discouraged and disappointed by your body, this is for you!

In this episode, Jess Connolly shares from her newest book, Breaking Free from Body Shame: Dare to Reclaim What God Has Named Good. The feeling that we are not enough has become prevalent amongst women today, especially in regards to our body image.

Having personally struggled with a miscarriage, an auto-immune disease and the pressure to look a certain way, Jess understands the physical and emotional pain, frustration and disappointment that many women face. It wasn’t until she chose to change her thinking and allowed God to determine her worth that she experienced freedom from it all. God made you, loves you, has compassion on you and wants to set you free to live your best life!

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • We are living in a body conscience world which often leads to shame – feeling defeated, disappointed, frustrated or grieved
  • The enemy uses our emotions to distort the truth about who we are
  • The work that Jesus did on the cross defeated shame and fear
  • Honor God with your words and always speak life about your body
  • We need to call our body what God calls it – good.
  • We will experience weakness and physical pain because we live in a fallen world, but the Good News reminds us our body is still good because God made it and will use all of it
  • You do not have to pretend that everything is fine; God wants to comfort you and embrace you with compassion
  • All of our bodies have limits but we are called to glorify God with the life and body He has given us
  • “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” Psalm 16:6
  • Learn to thank God for both what your body can and cannot do
  • It’s a daring, brave, courageous, bold move to believe what God says above what we feel
  • Rather than striving to make your body good, recognize it as already good and therefore treat it well
  • Ask God to set you free from shame and guilt and give you the keys to your freedom
  • Call out what is good and beautiful in the women around you
  • When we learn to judge ourselves less, we’re less likely to judge others

"We are called to glorify God with the life and body He's given us...Learn to thank God for you can and can't do - for your gifts as well as your limitations." Jess Connolly - The Living Room Podcast - Episdoe 067

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

~ Romans 12:1-2

Links from Show

NEW BOOK: Breaking Free from Body Shame: Dare to Reclaim What God Has Named Good

You Are the Girl for the Job: Daring to Believe the God Who Calls You

034: Living Out Your Call Part 1 with Robin Jones Gunn | The Living Room

035: Living Out Your Call Part 2 with Robin Jones Gunn | The Living Room

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