Are YOUR Poor Health Choices Impacting Your Family?

By Steve Reynolds

One of the first things I did when I stepped onto the field of living a healthy life was to examine how I was living. I quickly realized that my decisions had not only negatively impacted me but had also negatively impacted my entire family.

Because I did most of the cooking and grocery shopping at our house, I controlled the kinds of food my family ate. My choices with regard to food and health had trickled down to the people whom I loved the most.

This hit me hard.

I had dedicated a lot of time and attention to making sure they were spiritually healthy, but I had completely failed in making sure they were physically healthy. I deeply regretted the fact that I had not been a good example to my family in this area. I felt as if I were a lousy husband and father.

However, instead of allowing these feelings to paralyze me and keep me from moving toward a goal of healthy living, I decided to take action. Sure, I had made some poor choices, and those choices had consequences. But I could start making better choices immediately, and those good choices would produce good consequences for me and my loved ones.

From Steve’s book, Get off the Coach, which outlines an in-your-face call to A.C.T.I.O.N. with simple and practical solutions designed to get you off the couch and back into the game of truly living life.

Dr. Steve Reynolds is the author of Bod 4 God and co-author of The Healthy Renegade Pastor with Nelson Searcy. The media labeled him the “Anti-fat Pastor” after he lost more than 100 pounds and launched a stunningly successful weight-loss program in his church and community. He has led the church he pastors, Capital Baptist Church in Annandale, VA, to lose over 10 tons of weight and has literally helped thousands of people lose tons of weight. He is a member of Nelson’s Titanium Coaching Network (Nelson’s highest level of coaching) where he co-leads training events for pastors and church leaders. For more, visit

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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