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Simply Stories Podcast

May 6, 2022

Today I’m hanging out with the absolutely amazing Jennifer Taylor Wagner. Jennifer was relentlessly bullied for her weight as a child, and then as an adult experienced incredible life change when she lost over 300 pounds. However, even after achieving such an amazing goal, she found that getting her body to a smaller size was not what fulfilled her life. She began to do some hard inner work and realized that the heart change that has to come about is vital to transforming how you view your body, and realizing what your body has been through. 

During our conversation, Jennifer shares her powerful story, all about her book Your Good Body: Embracing a Body Positive Mindset in a Perfection-Focused World and takes us to places where we can unpack some of the narratives we have around our bodies, our fragmented relationships with food, and  the mess that diet culture has created.

The heart of Jennifer’s message is: The more you can see yourself holistically as a person, made on purpose by God, who is in the middle of a redemption story, in a body, also made by God in the middle of a redemption story, can lead to walking in freedom and being able to engage the life you’re called to regardless of what your body looks like from the outside. 

Jennifer also specifically uses the Enneagram as a tool that can help us understand our motives, our struggles internally as well as our responses to our body. You’ll hear that portion in the last 15 minutes or so and you can find her tools for how she uses it in the show notes and over on the blog! 

The Lord isn’t finished with you, friend. There is so much healing to be had still on this side of Heaven. You matter and your story matters. 

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-The Body Keeps the Score by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk 

-”When My Heart is Torn Asunder”- Phil Wickham

-The Enneagram

-Type 9

-Type 2

-Jennifer’s Enneagram resource

-A good free test to take 

-Jennifer’s Bible reading plan via YouVersion “Body Image God’s Way”

Scripture References:

Psalm 139:14-Perfectly and wonderfully made 

Luke 6:45-out of the heart the mouth speaks 

1 Corinthians 13- “the love chapter”

2 Corinthians 10:5-take every thought captive 

Psalm 139:13, Jeremiah 1:5-we were crafted inside the womb by God Himself and He knew us and still knows us

Genesis 3:11-13-”who told you you were naked?”

Ephesians 6:10-18-Using the “offensive weapon of the word of God” which is the sword of the Spirit

John 10:27-30-we can hear and follow the voice of the Shepherd

2 Corinthians 12:7-10-the thorn in your side

2 Corinthians 12:9-His grace is sufficient

Galatians 5:1-God is committed to our freedom 

Ephesians 3:20-21 (MSG translation) 

Deuteronomy 6:4-7,Matthew 22:37-40,Mark 12:30-31,Luke 10:27-Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and strength 

2 Corinthians 4:16-Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day

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