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Change your mind. Change your life.

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." -- Ps. 46:1

Sue Stemrau's Story

Sue is the head coach of women's basketball at Florida State University. Years ago, she battled an ED that was all consuming and affected every area of her life. As a college athlete, Sue was all too familiar with the pressures related to perfection, performance, and meeting the high standards of success, especially those she placed on herself.

"It wasn't until I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior that I began to understand that God is God over every area of our lives. There were underlying issues in my life that expressed themselves in inappropriate ways at inappropriate times. I thank God that He healed my damaged emotions and taught me to renew my mind through His Word and understand my new identity in Him."

We can only overcome life's problems when we begin to identify who we are in Christ Jesus, rather than continuing to identify with our problem, whatever it may be.

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Lisa Ryan's Story

Lisa is co-host of the 700 Club and former Miss California. She struggled for years with an ED before she experienced real freedom and healing in Christ. The divorce of her parents and loss of her brother had created deep wounds, and so she turned to controlling her image. The need to have a perfect Christian image led to a facade, while in reality she felt out of control, angry and insecure.

She constantly compared herself to others and evaluated how she measured up. It wasn't until she gazed at Christ and His word, that she began to see and understand who she really was. She learned to be the best she could be with the gifts and attributes God had given her. By accepting her identity in Christ, Lisa no longer had to look, sound or act like anyone else. She could be Lisa!

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Amy's Story

Amy came to Mercy Ministries completely broken. She had allowed an ED to destroy her life, to the point that she couldn't even function anymore. The doctors were surprised she was still alive. "Basically I was preparing myself for death, and I believed that if God was going to help me, He was going to have to do something drastic. God brought Mercy into her life. He took my brokenness and made me whole. It has been a long, hard road. It has been the most difficult year of my life, but it has also been the best year I've ever had. I just thank God for making me into a beautiful woman - a beautiful woman of God! I no longer have to serve anything but Him" she said.

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