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Hi friends and welcome to the Arise, Beloved blog. We have an amazing team of writers behind this blog and our desire is to speak truth into the lies that cripple us and shine light into the darkness that isolates us because we believe that now, more than ever, the Church desperately needs women to be restored so that the world can be set ablaze. Our hope is that you find comfort, solace, and peace in knowing that you are not alone, you are not too far gone and there is ALWAYS hope to be found. 

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|| Megan Byers || There is a product that shows up on my social media platforms as sponsored advertising way too often. I’m not endorsing this product, so I won’t give out the name, but it’s a clothing company that appeals to curvy women. They claim to have the perfect fix for mothers who haven’t […]

An Honest Reminder

Body, Megan Byers

// Catie Destatte // I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have days where I just feel bad about myself. My hair won’t seem to lie flat, my nose looks just a little too big, I feel bloated and fat, I’m irritated at every little thing that my husband does, I have no patience […]

Transfiguration in the Here and Now

Body, Catie Destatte

Jacque Anderson I’ve spent countless hours standing in front of the mirror, analyzing every curve and bump of my body. Words of self-degradation and self-loathing bouncing off the walls around me, ricocheting back to punch me in the gut. I’ve not eaten for days on end, hoping to squeeze myself into the same pants I […]

You Deserve to Take up Space

Body, Jacque Anderson, Restoration

By Marianna Schmiesing I have, occasionally (I’m averaging once a year), been made aware that someone from the opposite gender (male) finds me Attractive. This idea is both welcomed and utterly detested. Welcomed—because this is what I want, right? To be seen as beautiful and someone to be desired. To be affirmed that all those […]

Believe in Beauty

Body, Freedom, Marianna Schmiesing, Restoration