Trading Hate for Hope
By: Taylor Shifflett
This August marks five years since I began my recovery from Anorexia and Bulimia. I suffered silently for three years before treatment was my only option. Recovery is the most rewarding journey I have faced. I have learned more about myself in the past 5 years, than some people learn in their own lifetime. I'm self-aware, I am thoughtful, I am compassionate, I'm wise, I'm strong. I know God chose me for this because I will fight loudly against the voices in my head.
Meet Brenda! She is kind and soft spoken, with a passion for learning and you would certainly never guess all that her life has endured. We are so thankful for her incredible vulnerability as she shared with us all of the mountains and valleys her life has seen. Over the course of four marriages she has endured poisoning, cheating, and abuse. Brenda shared that she always seemed to pick all of the wrong guys, but her experience has taught her a lot about life, choices, and perseverance. We can all learn from sweet Brenda!
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