MS 006: Emily Wierenga ~ Anorexia, Hope, and How to See God

Emily Wierenga: Anorexia, Pain, See God

Welcome to episode 006 of Mud Stories!

Mud Stories is a podcast dedicated to bringing you inspiration in your muddiest moments, hope to make it through your mud, and encouragement for you to know, you are not alone.

In today’s episode I’m talking to Emily Wierenga, an award-winning journalist, columnist, artist, author and blogger at Emily’s work has appeared in many publications, including Christianity Today, Dayspring’s (in)courage, and Focus on the Family, and she speaks on a regular basis about her journey with anorexia.

Emily lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband Trenton, and their two adorable sons. And she’s the author of her newly-released memoir entitled Atlas Girl: Finding Home in the Last Place I Thought to Look.

ALL proceeds from Emily’s book will go to The Lulu Tree–a grassroots non-profit organization she founded–bringing healing and hope to women and children in the slums of Uganda through the arts, community, and the gospel.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Anorexia and how it begins
  • How to maintain hope in order to find healing
  • How to wait in the middle of our mud
  • How suffering can propel us toward God
  • How to allow our kids to suffer well
  • Steps to take today in order to see God, even in the middle of our pain

Mud Stories 006: Emily Wierenga ~ Anorexia, Hope Amidst Pain, and How to See God Even in Suffering  [Tweet that]

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Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Matthew 5:8 (ESV)

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  • love it… you two sweet ladies together!!!

  • So much love for you too, sweet Ro! xo

  • Love you e, thanks for sharing your life and heart with us – and thank you Jacque for providing this podcast!


  • Awww, so sweet! Thank YOU so much for listening 🙂