Upside Down Podcast
Episode 40 - Making Peace With Our Bodies
May 08, 2018
Kayla Craig, Lindsy Wallace, Shannon Evans
In this episode, we gather to discuss the relationship between women and our bodies. Host Shannon Evans is joined by Lindsy Wallace, Kayla Craig, and special guest, author Colleen Mitchell.
Colleen is the author of “When We Were Eve: Uncovering the Woman God Created You to Be.” Together we analyze the effects of both hypersexualization and excessive modesty and wrestle with questions of how to retain the holiness of our physicality in a world bent on making it a source of shame. We discuss how our view of the incarnation affects our view of bodies and how our view of the triune God shapes our view of self.
In this episode, we:
Discuss our culture’s standards of the ideal female body - and why it affects us so deeply;
Share how hypersexualization is seeping into our marriages and relationships - and how we can combat it;
Look at the other end of the spectrum - excessive modesty - and the effect it can have on our psyches;
Encourage each other to embrace our bodies as “storytellers”; and
Think about what it could look like for women to truly delight in their God-given bodies.
Join us as we empower women to make peace with our bodies in a holistic way -- and to find holiness in our physicality.
Recommended reading & resources:
“When We Were Eve: Uncovering the Woman God Created You to Be” by Colleen Mitchell
“The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel van der Kolk
Colleen’s “31 Days of Embodied Faith” blog series
Pope John Paul II’s lecture series on Theology of the Body
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