Intimacy Issues Caused by ED – What Does God Want Me to Do?

January 30, 2012

“I am a Christian and have been married for eight years. I also have an eating disorder, and this has caused some intimacy issues in our marriage, mostly because I’m very self-conscious about how my body looks. Our associate pastor, who we’ve been counseling with, has basically said that I need to “get over” my issues because a normal sex life is part of being married and it’s my “duty” to “submit” to my husband. This doesn’t sit well with me at all. Do you think God really wants me to ignore my feelings just so my husband can be happy?”