Dating fatter women
That my body is a great concession that a man would have to make.
That everything that makes me lovable cannot outweigh my weight.
People assume I should be actively working toward finding a husband, an exhausting process that leaves me feeling rejected and judged as a result of my weight, or I should be working to lose weight in order to make myself a more appealing option.
Dating as an overweight conservative Christian woman seems impossible.
The natural assumption is that I want to be married, so to still be single at 27 makes me the object of pity, scrutiny, or, at worse, apathy.
While I do dream of marriage, I feel helpless in pursuing it when I’ve only experienced rejection from men in the church.
How can God redeem and save my life if he’s not even able to help me maintain a healthy weight?
Somehow, my body is sizable enough to undermine the power of the Gospel.
It feels like things should be different in the church.