to love my critical family

by angela
(fort collins, co)

my mom and dad are critical about my weight. How can i be happy at my weight? they think i am hurting my health, but i take medications that hinder me from losing weight. how can i love myself the way i am now?

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by: Jess

Angela, I've been through the same experience that you had before but that I was too chubby not skinny. My Dad and little sister were teasing me, my Mum had joined in a little too before in expanding my wounds.

The truth is Angela that you will NEVER be able to please the world. It says in the bible to please everyone but that means by keeping peace with them and making sure that your actions don't cause them to stumble. Though who you are can't be compromised and you shouldn't need to change yourself to 'fit in'.

As long as you are healthy, your doctor says that as well and what you do doesn't cause you or anyone else to get hurt.

But as a daughter of God you are a peacemaker, so if your weight is causing a problem to your parents and it isn't because of high metabolism it may be better to compromise and gain a little. But if there is no quarreling in your house then it's fine just stay where you are now.

Also know that God created you perfectly, he made you by design and he didn't make a mistake. He crafted you especially for a purpose.

When I went through problems like this... Not being able to fit into what my parents were wanting me to be and do a good friend of mine said "To look to please God not people, because their opinions change." So in time as you are looking to please God it will follow through to your parents too.

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