The sin of overeating turns your focus away from God and toward your body, but, as you seek to honor God in your eating habits, overeating will no longer deceive you. You will no longer believe the empty promise that indulging in food will satisfy your desires.
– Shannon McCoy
About the Episode
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Shannon McCoy about her mini-book, Help! I'm a Slave to Food. Some of the questions addressed in this conversation are:
• Is overeating simply a diet problem or a symptom of a deeper, more life-dominating issue?
• Why does today's church culture seem to be relatively silent on the issue of overeating?
• Overeating: is it a diet problem, a food addiction, or something else?
• How does the gospel of Jesus Christ help those who struggle to overcome temptations to overeat?
• What does God's glory have to do with our eating habits?
• and more!
About the Guest
Shannon McCoy (MABC) is a biblical counselor at Valley Center Community Church in Southern California. She has a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA and is ACBC certified. She is a retreat and conference speaker, author of Help! I’m A Slave To Food and contributing author to Women Counseling Women. She blogs at and
About the Podcast
A production of the Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship, the Hope + Help Podcast offers compassionate biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell
About the Book
HELP! I'M A SLAVE TO FOOD • Living in a world gone wrong, people face many issues, including the importance of self-discipline in the matter of diet and exercise. Here is biblical counsel at a practical level. Overeating is a silent, subtle, even respectable sin - but it hinders the spiritual growth and effectiveness of many, including Christians. Perhaps you struggle with it too. If so, this mini-book can help you not as a diet plan, but as a compass directing you to the heart of the problem and to the only solution: Jesus, the One who can bring you out of slavery into freedom.
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About Your Host
Christine M. Chappell
Author • Writer • Podcast Host
Christine Chappell is the author of Clean Home, Messy HeartHelp! My Teen is Depressed, Help! I've Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder (forthcoming with Shepherd Press early 2021), and Midnight Mercies: Hope for the Dark Hours of Motherhood (forthcoming with P&R Publishing in fall 2021.) She acts as the host of IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast as well as the organization's Outreach Director. Christine is passionate about advocating for biblical one-another care and discipleship in the context of the local church, and her writing has been featured at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, and other Christian platforms. Christine blogs regularly at and lives in South Carolina with her husband and three children.
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