Posted by BB
on July 18, 2000 at 13:04:54:
In Reply to: The answer is NOT in therapy! posted by SKG on February 26, 2000 at 19:18:22:
Thank you for your post. Last night after getting upset with me for not starting dinner earlier, as he had several times before, my husband revealed to me that He was binging and purging. When I said, "so what you are saying is that you are bulemic...." he said nothing and didn't want to talk about it.
We are Christian and have been for seven plus years, and he struggles surrendering to God. Just this past Saturday a man prayed over him concerning giving up to God, talking about deliverance, and since then my husband has felt weak and not himself.
For about three years, God has randomly clued me in that he might be bulimic, but the devastation his confession brought is wrenching.
About a week or two ago, discernment caused me to recognize a demon standing behind me while at my computer at night. My husband was sleeping. It was a demon that induced vomiting, but having dealt with similar things before I thought it was general sickness I needed to cast out, knowing full well that when I ignored my discernment in the past my children or someone landed sick. This time, when I went to rebuke it, it stood defiantly mocking me and said that sickness wasn't its name, I didn't know it, and that I had no control over it. The Holy Spirit flashed bulemia in my mind so to cover the bases I rebuked it too, but to my dismay it didn't go. I entrusted it to God.
When I told my husband about it later, he didn't say much. Now I know that spirit was in fact bulemia and that my husband is the one that must rebuke it, only he is totally under its control.
I am giving this burden to God, but having never dealt with this before, I don't know what to do, except love him.
How do I help my husband? I KNOW psychotherapy and all that worldly stuff is useless because its demon originated, but if I have no control over it what am I to do? I could cast it out, but such an action wouldn't benefit because my husband is under its lie and would invite it back and wind up in worse condition that the first!
I would appreciate direct email with any Christian advice or counsil from those who have dealt with it from a godly standpoint. And please, since he charged me not to say anything to anyone about this who knows me or him, will you please pray for us? This is an enormous burden for me to carry alone and I'm trying to give it up to Jesus but struggling.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Also, if you know of any Christian web sites that tackle this issue, I could use the resources. Thanks.