Eating disorders strike a staggering number of women across the world and have a tremendous impact on marriage and sexual relationship. Often times the husband is aware there are marital or sexual issues, but he's clueless that it's an eating disorder causing the problems.

Did you know that ‘emotional eating’ is classified as an eating disorder? Seems kind of harmless, right? But it's not harmless according to eating disorder expert Lydia Knight.

There are right and wrong ways to approach your spouse (or child) if you suspect an eating disorder - right and wrong things to say that can bring success or quickly cause more harm.

The causes of eating disorders in children are typically born from a mother's unhealthy view (and language) regarding food, weight and body image. Symptoms in children can vary and parents should be on the lookout for these symptoms, according to Lydia.

It's important to monitor self-language (thoughts) regarding food, health, and our bodies and to educate ourselves so we know what a healthy relationship with food looks like.

Lydia Knight is an eating disorder expert that helps women overcome eating disorders using a combination of neuroscience and mindfulness. In my podcast episode, she talks with me about the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, what to do if you suspect your wife or daughter to have an eating disorder, how to create healthy eating habits, and our language regarding our own self image. To listen to the episode and learn LOTS more about eating disorders, what to do, etc... please check that episode out here: The Marriage Show on iTunes.


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