This problem only seems to be magnified by another byproduct of conservative Christian culture: the pressure to be married.
Whether we admit it or not, physical attraction plays a large role in paving the way for love.
We don’t like to look closely at this fact, especially inside the walls of the church where we hope to find less superficial dating criteria than one’s pant size, but the surplus of single, godly, intelligent plus-size women speaks to reality.
I’ve received plenty of lectures armed with cherry-picked verses.
A Christian’s body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians ).
Fellow Christians have a biblical mandate to call out the sin in my life, and with that action they can also work toward eliminating an unsightly blemish on the church roster. Eating excessive amounts to fill an emotional void, while not necessarily sinful, is not indicative of a healthy spiritual life.