Everybody knows that fasting is no fun. In a society where all of our needs and most of our wants are easily available, it takes real willpower to deny ourselves.

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Steve Karlen, and Sue Thayer share 5 tips for keeping your fast (even when it's really hard).

  1. Be realistic going into your fast. 
  2. Wait it out.
  3. Remember why you're fasting.
  4. Don't just use your period of fasting as a countdown to a food binge. 
  5. If you fail, recommit yourself. 

Fasting is a lost art...but it offers the power to push aside distractions and enter into a deeper prayer life. 

Steven Karlen, Campaign Director

Prior to joining the headquarters team, Steve directed several highly-successful 40 Days for Life campaigns in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. As campaign director, Steve helps local 40 Days for Life leaders build and improve life-saving efforts in their communities.