Dear readers of the former "Free of Bulimia" blog,
Yes, you are in the right place. No, your search engines didn't make a mistake. The former site has now been "merged" into this one, as I expand my counseling and information ministry to as many women as possible.
MaRisa, the author of the "Free of Bulimia" blog and moderator of the Yahoo forum of the same name (see link to the right) is taking a break after a number of years counseling and encouraging women with her testimony. Like myself, she was set free from a deadly addiction to bulimia by Christ Himself. As she moves on to new endeavors in her life, she has asked me to incorporate the original domain into my own site.
So who am I (Marie)? Like many of you, I am a Christ-follower. At the time of this writing, I am 38 years old, am happily married with 4 children, and work as a Bulgarian<=>English medical and courtroom interpreter in urban Massachusetts. I attend a wonderful Evangelical church, where I co-lead Bible studies and occasionally help out with children's ministry. More to the point, I am a former bulimic who also used to have a drinking problem. For 17 years, I was enslaved to bulimia, which I thought would kill me. In 2003, I began making tentative steps back towards God (I had been a Christian for 13 years at that point) and found Him to be faithful beyond my imagination. You can read my full testimony here.
Within 6 months, I was completely free of the bulimia and never looked back. As I began repenting, I realized that I needed to allow Christ to renew my mind and heart. Once I surrendered my idols of food, thinness, anger and control to Him, He filled me with new desires and joy I had never known. Last year, I began writing a book about gaining victory over bulimia from a Christian perspective: "Redeemed from the Pit: Biblical Repentance and Restoration from the Bondage of Eating Disorders". Hopefully, it will be published in early 2010 (most likely by Bethany Press).
Thank you for stopping by. I hope that you will find some of the resources and insights I share on this site valuable, and I invite you to leave comments.