Every Tuesday we gather at Speak What We Feel to ruminate together over questions about life both serious and silly to grow together in understanding and perspective of one another and of our world at large. Today’s question:
We are exhorted as Christians to be masters of, rather than be mastered by, our bodies. Disciplining our bodies can help us with the spiritual disciplines. And being generally healthful within our capacity to be so can be a part of a full and rich life, such as it seems we were intended to have in the beginning.
That being said:
In a world where size 12 (US) is considered “plus size”, how can we maintain healthy boundaries with the Lose Weight Culture of our day which often sees itself as an end in itself and can easily lean toward extremes and false absolutes/ideals?
What does this subculture say is important? How does it define personal value?
And in what ways does that script comply with Scripture? In what ways is it antithetical to the biblical script?