Thank you so much for this heartfelt response, David Montgomery — and for sharing your story. There isn’t nearly enough writing out there (and research, resources, etc.) about men’s body image issues.
While I didn’t include it in this piece, my faith has definitely also contributed to this healthier relationship with my body. These days I try to see it (jiggles and all!) as just another aspect of my relationship with God. And I love the way you phrased it, “God’s call to wholeness.”
I’m also Anglican (/American Episcopalian) by the way. Hooray for online fellowship :) peace be with you ~