Marleen Williams is a clinical professor of counseling psychology at Brigham Young University, a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints school in Provo, Utah. She specializes in women’s mental health and focuses her research on eating disorders, depression, trauma and spirituality in women. She says religious beliefs that see the body as a God-given gift promote care through proper nutrition, exercise and good health habits. If God only values “skinny people,” she asks, why did he make so many other healthy body types?
|Categories||Beliefs & practices, Food & agriculture, Gender & sexuality, Science & health, Society & culture|
|Locations||United States of America, Utah|