This week on License to Parent with Trace Embry… Trace Embry and Rich Roszel continue to aid our listening audience with cures for addiction with guest Hannah Stelzl. Hannah is with the ministry “1 Love for Christ.” She is a biblical mentor whose heart is to help young women find healing and freedom in Jesus Christ.
As a former “prodigal,” Hannah also has a passion for educating and equipping parents. Therefore, she wrote the book titled “Loving the Food Obsessed Girl.” Hannah’s ministry reaches many girls who struggle with food-related issues, as well as self-harm, substance abuse, and a variety of other relational and personal problems. Currently, Hannah resides in North Carolina where she lives with her family of nine. In addition, she enjoys playing the piano and guitar, photography, and especially, galavanting through the countryside on a horse and other modes of travel.
Today we discuss:
- Underlying issues cause addiction, i.e., outward manifestation of inward problem
- Addiction as a spiritual issue versus a disease
- Using Scripture to experience the Abundant Life
- Addiction as a relational issue, i.e., false perspective of God, self and others
- Displaying unconditional love as Jesus would to promote healing and freedom
- How to recognize signs and know the differences of Anorexia and Bulimia
- Help for the parents who don’t know what to do next
Typical things parents might say or do to a child who has an eating disorder:
- “You just need to be normal”
- “You need to choose to eat”
- Distance them self from child and problem
- Think only they can “fix” the problem, i.e., without God’s help
To learn more about Hannah Steltzl, her blog, and the “1 Love for Christ” ministry, please visit 1loveforchrist.com.
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