Posts Tagged ‘Overweight’

Pray yourself thin

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Gwen Shamblin believed people could pray themselves thin. In 1999 she launched Remnant Fellowship, based on her diet teachings. Last year she and her husband, former Tarzan actor Joe Lara, as well as five other leaders within Remnant Fellowship, died in a plane crash. Now a docuseries, The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult Read more

Fat. Single. Christian.

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Dating is not easy. Dating as an overweight woman can be more difficult. Dating as an overweight conservative Christian woman seems impossible. Whether we admit it or not, physical attraction plays a large role in paving the way for love. We don’t like to look closely at this fact, especially inside the walls of the church Read more

Churches could be effective change agents in obesity campaign

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Professor Boyd Swinburn believes churches in the Pacific Islands could be effective preachers of the good news about weight loss because any effective obesity programme needs to address socio-cultural barriers and churches are often the custodians of culture. He has reached this conclusion after a three-year project to reduce obesity levels in the Pacific which worked well in Australia but was ineffective Read more