Ever heard of spiritual orthorexia? Probably not, because I made up the term. I can’t do that, right? Find out what it is and why it matters.
Spiritual Orthorexia? What’s That?
Have you ever known a health food junkie? You know, one of those people who spend hours and hours reading up on the latest health news, purchasing the purest vitamins, and watching everything that passes over their lips and heads towards their stomach? A true health food junkie will get up in your business when they see you reaching for a bag of Hot Cheetos or contemplating dessert at a restaurant.
Don’t get me wrong. Self-care has four aspects, and one of them involves finding physical wholeness. But wholeness doesn’t include imbalance. It’s easy to slip over the edge of balance into true junkie status. On today’s podcast, I’ll share how I first discovered Orthorexia Nervosa and why it led me to coin the term spiritual orthorexia.
We can easily slip over the edge of balanced spiritual self-care into the abyss of spiritual orthorexia. As a closet legalist, I have to assess myself regularly for signs of spiritual orthorexia. The Bible offers simple solutions to help us keep our spiritual self-care balanced and in line with Biblical principles.
I’d love to hear from you whether or not I’m the only one who struggles with closet legalism and spiritual junkiehood. What do you do to combat right-living creep?
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