Interview with Laurie Glass

Besides e-books, do you offer other resources for those with eating disorders?
Yes! Through my website, Freedom from Eating Disorders (http://freedomfromed.com), I offer a self-paced recovery course packed with biblical principles, helpful insights, and practical tips. The Christian Eating Disorder Recovery Course is designed to help people invite God's into their recovery, work through underlying issues, and much more.

I also offer sets of note cards with verses and quotes on relevant eating disorder topics.
Why do you write on the topic of eating disorder recovery?
I recovered from anorexia in 2003. Since then I've been passionate about sharing a message of hope and healing with those who have eating disorders. I recovered truly by God's grace, and I want to help others in their recovery so they can experience the same freedom I now embrace.
When did you first start writing?
I've written poems off and on since childhood. I didn't get serious about writing, though, until 2003. I had an idea for one poem, and God used that time to lead me into writing. I wrote 30 poems in five weeks. He just kept inspiring me, and I just kept writing. It was like he filled my heart and it came out through my pen. After that, it was a step-by-step process of learning the rules of writing poetry, how to craft articles, and how to submit pieces for publication.
Where have you had your writing published?
I've had poems, articles and various versions of my recovery story published in denominational publications including EFCA Today, Vision, Now What?, The Gem and Evangel as well as recovery and eating disorder sites including Finding Balance, Eating Disorder Hope, ANAD, Libero Network, Christians in Recovery and the Psych Central Weightless Blog. In addition, I've had pieces published in anthologies including Women of Passions: Ordinary Women Serving an Extraordinary God, It Happened by Design, A New Song, Come Away with Me, and Simple Pleasures.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Going the traditional publishing route can take years. People are suffering with eating disorders now. I wanted to get my message out quickly.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I believe that God speaks his message of hope and healing through me. There's no greater privilege than to be used by a Holy God.
What are you working on next?
I have ideas for more e-books in 2016.
Published 2015-08-29.
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Books by This Author

A Picture of His Grace - My Anorexia Recovery Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: American English. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Women’s Issues
During my six years with anorexia, I felt hopeless, controlled, and afraid. Angry with and distant from God, I also felt alone. Over time he drew me back to him, and I experienced his love and grace in a new way. He helped me change my thoughts, learn to express my emotions, increase my food intake, and more. I don't believe I would have recovered without his help.
Quotes for Eating Disorder Recovery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Women’s Issues
Use these 55 quotes to help you change your thoughts. Recovery involves fighting the battle in the mind. Replacing lies with the truth, negative thoughts with positive thoughts, will help you win that battle. Let these words encourage and inspire you in your recovery. Experience the difference changing your thoughts can make.
Inspiration for Eating Disorder Recovery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Women’s Issues
Inspirational pieces, prayers, and poems for your eating disorder recovery. Experience their meaning and say the prayers to help you be honest with God and ask for divine help. The poems and prayers are from previously published e-books (Eating Disorder Recovery Poems and Eating Disorder Recovery Prayers), but now they're combined and have the added bonus of the inspirational pieces.
Journaling in Eating Disorder Recovery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: American English. Published: January 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Women’s Issues
Find journaling suggestions to help you get started and go deeper with journaling. Use tips to help you replace the lies and negative thoughts with truthful and positive thoughts through journaling. You'll also find 100 journaling questions divided into 22 different categories for easy reference, some of which can help you invite God to play a greater role in your recovery.
Bible Verses for Eating Disorder Recovery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery
Find relevant Bible verses to support your eating disorder recovery. This ebook contains 125 Bible verses divided into 30 categories. Whether you feel guilty, worried or afraid, need healing or comfort from the Lord, or have a hard time seeing yourself through God's eyes, you'll find the scriptures you need. Invite the power of God's Word into your recovery!