The Truth Will Set You Free!

Hi! I’m Rae Lynn DeAngelis, founder and executive director of Living in Truth Ministries. My greatest passion is to encourage women through the promises of God—biblical truth.

Why?

The promises of God literally saved my life!

Although I grew up in the church and was blessed with a loving family, I still found myself struggling with low self-esteem and poor body-image, even at a very young age. Negative thought patterns developed in my mind and took root, and the enemy’s deception set my feet on a path of almost three decades of self-abuse.

I was convinced true love and acceptance hinged on my achievement of a certain standard of excellence with outward appearance.

In my pursuit of external perfection, I stumbled upon the concept of purging as a weight-management technique. I suddenly realized that I could ingest thousands of calories without gaining weight. This marked the beginning of my downward spiral with an eating disorder.

Weeks turned into months and months turned into years. Before I knew it, twenty-five years clicked by. Precious years were exhausted as I fought to control my weight. Never could I have imagined the eating disorder would hold me captive so long. Bulimia became part of my everyday life.

I was in bondage to the number on the scale. If my weight was down, it was a good day. If my weight was up, it was a horrible day. I just wanted to be loved, loved no matter what the scale said.

Many times I tried to break free, but my resolve never lasted long. “I will stop tomorrow,” I promised myself. But tomorrow (without bulimia) never came.

I eventually decided that my eating disorder was something I would have to live with for the rest of my life. No one knew the lie I was living, and I did everything I could to keep the secret.

Thankfully, that’s not the end of my story…

Long before I realized it Jesus had set my feet on a path towards healing. He placed people and circumstances in my life to draw me closer to Him. Eventually, He showed me that my eating disorder was getting in the way of my relationship with Him and others.

It was time to come clean, time to deal with this monster called bulimia.

God showed me that my value and worth do not come from the numbers on a scale or the people around me. My true value comes from the fact that I am a daughter of the King, and I am precious in His sight.

Today, my years of bondage are covered over by years of freedom—thirteen and counting. You can read about my complete story of recovery in my first book, Nothing But Your Truth Will Help Me, God!

What happened next…

Immediately after God set me free from my eating disorder, He began bringing beauty from my ashes. He provided speaking and writing opportunities that allowed me to share what God had done in my life.

After I published my first book (Nothing But Your Truth Will Help Me, God!), I was invited to share my story of recovery on a Christian radio program called Water Through the Word.

During the interview, I talked about the importance of replacing worldly lies with God’s truth when trying to overcome strongholds in your life and suggested that if anyone was trying to break free from an eating disorder, they should get involved in a Bible-based support group.

After the interview aired, people started calling into the radio station, wanting to know where they could find such a group. To be honest, I had just assumed they were out there, but after much research, I realized there was nothing like that in the entire tri state area where I lived.

Knowing how important faith-based support was in my own recovery, I felt a burden on my heart. I knew, deep down, God was asking me to do something about. So after much prayer and seeking God’s discernment, I said yes to God. He did everything else.

In August of 2008, Living in Truth Ministries was born!

Today we are a non-profit organization that ministers to women of all ages through our healing groups, program materials, and Internet resources.

We have a passion and a dream.

A dream that women around the world would love themselves for who they are, discover their true identity, and pioneer a new generation of women who are redefining beauty.

Now that you’ve heard Rae Lynn’s story; we would love to hear yours! Email us at: livingintruthministries@gmail.com or send us a note through our contact page.

Ready to start your own journey to freedom?

Books by RaeLynn

The Truth Will Set You Free!

Hi! I’m Rae Lynn DeAngelis, founder and executive director of Living in Truth Ministries. My greatest passion is to encourage women through the promises of God—biblical truth.

Why?

The promises of God literally saved my life!

Although I grew up in the church and was blessed with a loving family, I still found myself struggling with low self-esteem and poor body-image, even at a very young age. Negative thought patterns developed in my mind and took root, and the enemy’s deception set my feet on a path of almost three decades of self-abuse.

I was convinced true love and acceptance hinged on my achievement of a certain standard of excellence with outward appearance.

In my pursuit of external perfection, I stumbled upon the concept of purging as a weight-management technique. I suddenly realized that I could ingest thousands of calories without gaining weight. This marked the beginning of my downward spiral with an eating disorder.

Weeks turned into months and months turned into years. Before I knew it, twenty-five years clicked by. Precious years were exhausted as I fought to control my weight. Never could I have imagined the eating disorder would hold me captive so long. Bulimia became part of my everyday life.

I was in bondage to the number on the scale. If my weight was down, it was a good day. If my weight was up, it was a horrible day. I just wanted to be loved, loved no matter what the scale said.

Many times I tried to break free, but my resolve never lasted long. “I will stop tomorrow,” I promised myself. But tomorrow (without bulimia) never came.

I eventually decided that my eating disorder was something I would have to live with for the rest of my life. No one knew the lie I was living, and I did everything I could to keep the secret.

Thankfully, that’s not the end of my story…

Long before I realized it Jesus had set my feet on a path towards healing. He placed people and circumstances in my life to draw me closer to Him. Eventually, He showed me that my eating disorder was getting in the way of my relationship with Him and others.

It was time to come clean, time to deal with this monster called bulimia.

God showed me that my value and worth do not come from the numbers on a scale or the people around me. My true value comes from the fact that I am a daughter of the King, and I am precious in His sight.

Today, my years of bondage are covered over by years of freedom—thirteen and counting. You can read about my complete story of recovery in my first book, Nothing But Your Truth Will Help Me, God!

What happened next…

Immediately after God set me free from my eating disorder, He began bringing beauty from my ashes. He provided speaking and writing opportunities that allowed me to share what God had done in my life.

After I published my first book (Nothing But Your Truth Will Help Me, God!), I was invited to share my story of recovery on a Christian radio program called Water Through the Word.

During the interview, I talked about the importance of replacing worldly lies with God’s truth when trying to overcome strongholds in your life and suggested that if anyone was trying to break free from an eating disorder, they should get involved in a Bible-based support group.

After the interview aired, people started calling into the radio station, wanting to know where they could find such a group. To be honest, I had just assumed they were out there, but after much research, I realized there was nothing like that in the entire tri state area where I lived.

Knowing how important faith-based support was in my own recovery, I felt a burden on my heart. I knew, deep down, God was asking me to do something about. So after much prayer and seeking God’s discernment, I said yes to God. He did everything else.

In August of 2008, Living in Truth Ministries was born!

Today we are a non-profit organization that ministers to women of all ages through our healing groups, program materials, and Internet resources.

We have a passion and a dream.

A dream that women around the world would love themselves for who they are, discover their true identity, and pioneer a new generation of women who are redefining beauty.

Now that you’ve heard Rae Lynn’s story; we would love to hear yours! Email us at: livingintruthministries@gmail.com or send us a note through our contact page.

Ready to start your own journey to freedom?

Ready to start your own journey to freedom?

Books by RaeLynn