Sunday slot

By August 3, 2016 Blog

Sorry there’s no blog this week – we’re in Keswick, enjoying the lovely lakes!  As part of the week I gave a 4 minute testimony, and it’s airing along with a fab sermon (and some rousing hymns) on Radio 4, this Sunday. If you fancy listening, (and even better, praying since it’ll go out to many people), then go here. Thank-you!   Share…

Dying for help

By May 30, 2016 Blog

If you’re struggling with an eating disorder and you go to your GP, you’re doing something enormously brave. You’re making yourself vulnerable. You’re sticking two fingers up to an addiction that can kill. You’re saying no to a host of voices that tell you, “you’re not sick enough, you don’t deserve any help.” The last thing you need to hear from your GP are the same words. “I’m sorry, but you’re not ill enough to qualify for treatment.” Sadly, this is …Read More

Shameless Plug

By May 2, 2016 Blog

I’ve written a wee booklet about eating disorders, published by the folks at Day One. Here’s the blurb: More than 1.6 million people in the UK suffer from diagnosed or undiagnosed eating disorders – and 14-25 year olds are most affected. What does the Bible say about this issue? If we’re struggling ourselves, how can we move forward? If we’re caring for others, how can we help? In this short booklet aimed at both sufferers and carers, Emma Scrivener looks at …Read More

Redemption Song

By October 26, 2015 Blog

Here’s an interview I did for Songs of Praise, (my bit’s about ten mins in). Thank you much for all your prayers and support.  They are HUGELY appreciated. CLICK HERE       Image source   Share…

Go Figure

By June 30, 2015 Blog

In the last ten years, the number of under-19s receiving treatment for an eating disorder has risen by 172%. That’s quite a stat. It should be surprising, except, well, it’s not. Everyone knows someone who’s been affected. Schools and colleges expect it. Many industries endorse it. A generation of young people (predominantly girls) are starving themselves to death and it’s part of the furniture. Eating disorders are not the only issue. But they’re the default for far too many. Why? Here are some guesses: …Read More

‘No Need To Worry’

By August 27, 2014 Blog

Letter from a friend: Hi Emma.   Sorry I haven’t replied for a while.  In answer to your question; My eating disorder makes me feel strong. I know this isn’t true but I feel like it is.  I know you’re right. I know this takes everything away from me. I know I have to eat and not lose more weight, but it’s much more easy to listen to the lies. I want to trust God but I’m frightened. And when …Read More

Beyond Full

By August 20, 2014 Blog

Compulsive overeating is where someone feels compelled to eat when they are not hungry and cannot stop when they have had enough. It affects more people than both anorexia and bulimia and usually begins in late adolescence or early adulthood. According to the sources below… Most, but not all, begin to eat compulsively after a period of dieting Most put others first and attend to the needs of other people and not themselves Most, but not all, have some difficulty knowing or expressing their …Read More

Not just girls

By July 17, 2014 Blog

Ten min video and a great reminder that EDs affect all of us.  Thanks to Lucy for the link: x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nujHcLzqlIo   For more help contact: www. mengetdstoo.co.uk Share…

Holiday

By July 8, 2014 Blog

I’m on holiday for the next few days, (wooop!) so you’re getting a bit of a break. In the meantime, here’s some fun stuff (ED recovery from the perspective of a cat)… http://www.buzzfeed.com/kbenning/eating-disorder-treatment-as-told-by-pictures-of-c-tjdd Share…

A Thousand Words

By June 4, 2014 Blog

A friend of mine – a Christian – is battling a serious eating disorder.  She’s in a very hard place: a place that feels hopeless and lonely and frightening.  It would be tempting for her to give up: but she’s not. I’m proud of her for fighting and I believe she’ll come through. She’s a very gifted photographer; and when I asked her what helps her keep going; she showed me these – I hope they encourage you too:   …Read More