Glennon Doyle Melton is many things ― mom, Christian, recovering alcoholic, bulimia survivor ― but one of the things she’s best known for is her profession as a writer. As a best-selling author and the woman behind Momastery, Melton has bared her soul and written many candid pieces about her life, struggles and triumphs. However, there’s one particular part of her writing that she’d happily take back.
As Melton told Oprah during an interview on OWN’s “SuperSoul Sunday,” writing about her eating disorder in her first book, Carry On, Warrior, led Melton to characterize herself in a way she now believes to be inaccurate.
“I wrote in my first book that I was broken, and now it just makes me mad every time,” Melton says. “This is why writing words in books is so precarious. This is why Jesus only wrote in the sand, right? I just, I hate that I wrote that.”
Now, Melton attributes that perceived “brokenness” to actually just being a sensitive human being.
“I don’t think that I’m broken at all,” she says. “I no longer think that I’m a mess. I just think I’m a deeply feeling person in a messy world.”
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