My Son Is Anorexic – Have I Failed God?

March 7, 2012

“My son has an eating disorder and I know that a lot of it is my fault. I used to make lots of comments about his weight when he was growing up (he was a little chubby, and I was afraid he would one day be fat). I also used to put pretty strong controls on what he ate. Now he’s struggling with anorexia, and I know that I’m to blame. This makes me feel so ashamed, like I’ve failed at the most important job God’s ever given me. I’ve prayed about this but nothing seems to change, and I wonder if it’s because God is disappointed in me, and is just giving me the silent treatment for a while so I’ll be forced to pay for what I’ve done. What  do you think I should I do?”