Anne: This morning I'm interviewing a lady who interviewed me for her television show, The Barbara T. Marshall Show. Turn about's fair play, don't you think? If you want to read the review of her book, click HERE.
Barbara: There were counselors, dietitians, and doctors, but none of them seemed to make a difference. Why? Because I was in denial about being bulimic. My life felt out of control so I took control by by purging. On one of those out-of-control days, I walked to the refrigerator to start my secret recipe so I could purge. I remember so clearly when God told me: “Barbara, STOP! Call your sponsor, Mary.” During that moment of anxiety and fear, I took instant control. With great hesitance and in tears, I dialed the number. Mary said to me, “Which God are you going to serve, your eating disorder or God almighty?” That night I turned to Philippians 4:13 which says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” For the first time I did not purge. Without a doubt I know that God gave me the strength. Today, I can say the words each addict longs to say: “I AM FREE!”
Barbara: To write, keep writing, and rewrite. Writing is hard work. If you keep the vision of why you are writing in mind, it will turn into a blessing for you and for all those around you. Another great advice I received is to join a writers’ critique group.
Anne: Thank you so much for joining us today, Barbara. It's been a delight to learn a little more about you. I count myself blessed to be among your friends!