I teach women how to work with God to transform their lifestyles to become whole and healthy.

At one time, my life was a complete mess. I weighed 430 pounds, was exhausted, depressed, stressed, and tired of living. Fat and happy is a lie, especially when you are super morbidly obese and in constant pain. Today, I’ve lost more than 250 pounds and kept it off since 2013. I know your pain. I can help you. I want to help you.

Are you ready to change your life?

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Remember, if God can help me lose 250 pounds, He can help you get through anything!

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Books by Teresa Shields Parker

NEW!! Sweet Victory: Winning the Battle

Sweet Victory book cover.

Sweet Excuses: Stop Lying to Yourself & Start Losing Weight

Sweet Excuses cover

Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation

Sweet Freedom: A Weight Loss Memoir

Sweet Grace: A Weight Loss Memoir

Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy

Sweet Journey to Transformation Book

Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God

Sweet Hunger

Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds

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Episode 208-Why Surrender to God?

Episode 208-Why Surrender to God?

Why should we surrender to God? I mean I’m doing pretty good here on my own. How do I know what God’s going to do when I give things over to Him? Things might get worse than they are now. In this episode, I share six reasons to surrender to God.

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Episode 207-Surrender Control

Episode 207-Surrender Control

Surrendering what little control we have feels impossible. The truth is when we are trying to be in control, we many times wind up out of control while trying to be in control. That became the story of my life. I had been trying to be in control of everything and everyone in my sphere of influence. I finally had to admit the truth. That wasn’t working.

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Episode 206-Intentional Surrender

Episode 206-Intentional Surrender

Surrendering to God is a choice we make, but it’s much more than just choosing whether we will eat a huge piece of cake or not. It’s an intentional, purposeful choice to lay everything at the feet of Jesus and then follow Him completely. This episode will help you understand more about how surrendering to God helps us live in tune with Him.

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Episode 205-Surrender Takes Trust

Episode 205-Surrender Takes Trust

I didn’t always trust God as my total source. I said He was my source, but I relied on things I felt were more tangible, like foods made with sugar and flour or my job. It takes surrendering to God to live in tune with Him completely. How do we do that? This episode gives some insight.

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Episode 204-Surrender and Destiny

Episode 204-Surrender and Destiny

Why do we think it’s OK to ignore what God is telling us and yet get mad at Him when He doesn’t magically make the money appear to pay our bills, or stop one of our kids from doing drugs or getting in with the wrong crowd. Until we surrender to Him, He will not trust us with the calling He has for us.

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Episode 203-Fear and Surrender

Episode 203-Fear and Surrender

Through the last nine years, I have coached many women who tell me they want to surrender to God, but are afraid of giving up the foods they love. Surrendering to God reminds them of giving up. It reminds them of being forced to do something. In this episode we will discuss how can we discover the source of the fear that is holding us back from trusting God in order to surrender everything about us to Him.

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Episode 202-I Surrender All

Episode 202-I Surrender All

What does it mean to surrender all? What things is God asking us to surrender that we haven’t? Does it really matter if we don’t surrender everything to God? Can’t we hold back a little for ourselves?

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Episode 201-7 Steps to Surrender

Episode 201-7 Steps to Surrender

God wants to be first without a second in our lives. He wants us to be totally surrendered to Him. He told us this in the first commandment. “You may worship no other god than Me.” (Exodus 20:3 TLB).
In this episode, we talk about the seven steps to surrender.

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Episode 200-This Thing Called Surrender

Episode 200-This Thing Called Surrender

Our surrender delights God, but most of us don’t really know what surrendering to God means, how to do it, or why we should do it. We think surrender means the same as being a prisoner. Surrendering to God is not like that at all. We surrender to Him because He knows the way our lives should go better than anyone else.

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About Me

I’m Teresa Shields Parker, Christian weight loss coach, author, podcaster and speaker. I’ve been writing since I was born or at least it feels that way. I do know I was born to write. However, it wasn’t until 2013 when I wrote my memoir, Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God’s Favor that I really felt I could legitimately don the moniker of author. It had been 60 years in the making.