Emotional Eating


Some of you may know about my column in the Journal of Student Ministries, a professional journal for youth pastors and youth workers.  The column is entitled “Tending the Temple,” and it’s focus is connecting spiritual health and physical health.  I’m finally getting around to posting my column from the November/December issue, which dealt with Emotional Eating.  You can read it here; let me know what you think!  Check out my articles page to read some of my other columns and articles.

3 thoughts on “Emotional Eating

  1. Great article Matt! So very true for me. I am so grateful for the healing journey God has had me on the last year. I finally feel like the emotional eating pattern doesn't have me, but rather I have it. By this I mean that while the urge to eat for comfort still comes up, it doesn't control me any more.


  2. Matt, it is wonderful that you are willing to be so open about your weaknesses. Most people feel they have to hide things forever and it just makes it a worse situation for them. I think it is a good point that you made about being a roll model. If you think about it we are all roll models to someone whether it is our children, wives, husbands, nieces, nephews, people we work with or anyone we come into contact with. When someone hears us call ourselves Christians they start watching for our downfalls. That is just the way the world works.

    I am an emotional eater, well I was and I choose to no longer let it control me. It is a roller coaster of emotions. The food comforts for a few minutes and then you have to live with the guilt after that.

    This is a great article, and I am glad I took time to read it.


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