Pastor Struggling with Bulimia

March 12, 2012

“I am the pastor of a small church in Florida and for fifteen years I’ve been struggling with bulimia. This is a private hell that rages in my mind and body all the time, even as I’m standing up in front of my congregation on Sunday mornings preaching that Christ came to set us free. This makes me feel like such a hypocrite. How can I tell people to turn to God for freedom from their stuff, when I’ve been living in my “stuff” for so long? I feel so ashamed that I’ve actually considered taking a sabbatical for awhile. It seems wrong for me to be living so sinfully and yet be representing Christ. What do you think I should do?”