Ever since I started Tizzie’s Tidbits of Truth in 2015, I’ve received texts, emails, and words of praise for my writing. Not because I’m an outstanding writer who deserves them. Not because my posts are oh-so-insightful. Not because my writing style or format is particularly excellent. But because countless individuals have made the conscious choice to encourage me.
Today’s post is super simple: it’s an excerpt from my new book Real Recovery: What Eating Disorder Recovery Actually Looks Like.Before you groan and think, “Why should I bother buying that book? I’ve never had an eating disorder,” let me just say that this book isn’t just for young women who are recovering from an eating disorder. This book is also for young women who are pre-recovery and post-recovery—and for their family members, friends, church leaders, and teachers. By the way, this book will be released on February 22, 2022, which is only three months away! I hope you enjoy reading this snippet from the Introduction. To continue reading, click here to sign up for the pre-order list!
Why was I so obsessed about a beautiful face? Was there more to him than his good looks? I wanted there to be more, but I didn’t know how deep his character was. I should’ve been paying attention to his character first and foremost, but it was really his appearance that attracted me to him.
Hello, friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic day! This post is full of special announcements for Tizzie’s Tidbits of Truth that I can’t wait for you to read about.
We prayed for healing. We anointed with oil. We believed. We waited and waited…and waited some more. Have you been there? Have you done that? I should probably back up a bit so you can get the whole picture.
I wrote this poem during a very difficult year. I was finishing my sophomore year of college, and I was struggling to accept my body. Like really struggling. I was considered "recovered" from my anorexia nervosa, but I still absolutely abhorred my body. I wallowed in my self-hatred day after day. Halfheartedly praying for acceptance and motivation, I felt utterly defeated by the devil and his weapons of deception. But God didn't leave me in my moment of need. He stayed.
So, when we have to make a morally neutral decision (meaning a decision that is neither moral nor immoral), we panic. In wanting to follow God’s will for our lives, I believe that we’ve gone from one extreme to the other—not caring what God thinks about our decisions to being terrified that God will hate our decisions. What if there’s a balance between both of those extremes?
These are questions that the typical single girl with a high sex drive asks herself about sex. I’m not judging you if you’ve asked yourself these—and lots more—questions about sex. But, as single girls with a high sex drive, what can we do while we wait to get married and have sex? Here are a couple simple things.
When you get stuck in the works-based-salvation rut (which you can get stuck in pre-salvation and post-salvation, by the way), open up your Bible and see what God has to say about it. It's true that the Bible contains God's commands. But it's not true that you must keep all of those commands to become (or stay) saved. Read the book of Romans if you don't believe me. You'll discover that He was, is, and will be better than we ever could be.