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In this episode of This vs. That, Dr. Lainey Greer joins the conversation to discuss the balance between caring for our bodies and idolizing them. We talk about the misunderstanding of the body in Christian circles and the importance of a biblical understanding of the body. We also discuss how caring for our bodies plays a role in our emotional and spiritual health. Dr. Greer shares her personal experience with an eating disorder and how it affected her mind and body. We also touch on the significance of the Trinitarian view of the body and how it impacts our Christian life. Finally, we discuss how to distinguish between caring for our bodies appropriately and idolizing them, and how to discern when our thoughts and actions have shifted to an unhealthy level.

Dr. Lainey Greer is an author, speaker, and personal trainer with over 10 years experience working in the local church. She holds a PhD in Theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is passionate about teaching how the scripture addresses the human body.


Resources mentioned:

Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World – Gregg Allison

Be Well: Learning How to Steward Your Health – Lainey Greer

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