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Compared to Who?

Compared to Who?

Ready to stop stressing over body image? Tired of playing the comparison game? Need some inspiration and encouragement to be who you are in Christ without stressing over your looks? Compared to Who? is a real, relatable, and sometimes funny podcast for Christian women who are ready to break free from comparison, body image issues, and insecurity. Stop comparing and start living.

Episodes

  • Is Self Control Really the Solution to Our Food Issues? Is Self Control Really the Solution to Our Food Issues? Play in Edifi Player

    Is Self Control Really the Solution to Our Food Issues?

    It's a popular message in Christian circles when the topic of food arises--we need more self control. The message is subtle but clear. If you had more self control, food issues would disappear. If you had more self control (which is a fruit of the spirit) then you would always choose Jesus over brownies. If you have more self control, you'd never have an issue with your weight. We've made the biblical concept of self control all about sticking to our diet. But, is that what self control is …

  • Leah and Other Misunderstood Women of Bible Feat: Mary DeMuth Leah and Other Misunderstood Women of Bible Feat: Mary DeMuth Play in Edifi Player

    Leah and Other Misunderstood Women of Bible Feat: Mary DeMuth

    Today Heather welcomes author and podcaster, Mary DeMuth on the show to talk about Leah and other women from the Bible whose stories we may not have learned accurately in Sunday School! Her brand new book, "The Most Misunderstood Women of the Bible" dives deep into stories of women such as Naomi, Rahab, Phoebe, Leah, and even the famously perfect Proverbs 31 "woman." Mary and Heather talk about some of these women, their stories, and what to do if you feel misunderstood. ### Here are a few …

  • Confession: I'm a Body Change Addict Confession: I'm a Body Change Addict Play in Edifi Player

    Confession: I'm a Body Change Addict

    Today Heather digs into the concept of addiction--but not in a way you might expect. Heather isn't talking about drugs or alcohol or other things that you expect people to be addicted to. Instead, she talks about being addicted to body change--of chasing idols of body image and beauty through controlling and manipulating her body size and shape. Heather breaks down some amazing teaching from Dr. Tim Keller on the topic of addictions and idolatry and she applies this teaching to our issues with …

  • What to Do When You're Uncomfortable In Your Body What to Do When You're Uncomfortable In Your Body Play in Edifi Player

    What to Do When You're Uncomfortable In Your Body

    Today's Intuitive Eating Coaching Call is filled with so many good nuggets of truth, you're going to want to listen to it twice. If intuitive eating doesn't feel very intuitive to you, take a listen to this. Heather talks about how she's feeling "safer" in her body and healthier in many ways but struggling to feel comfortable at a new size. Erin Todd and Char-Lee Cassel of the Intuitive Eating for Christian Women Podcast talk with Heather about so many great truths about giving up diet …

  • Forgiving Mom (Or Others) for Their Roles in Body Image Issues Forgiving Mom (Or Others) for Their Roles in Body Image Issues Play in Edifi Player

    Forgiving Mom (Or Others) for Their Roles in Body Image Issues

    One of the trickiest parts of healing our body image issues is recognizing the impact that parents and others may have had in the way they developed while, at the same time, not blaming them! Seeing the hurt and brokenness of our moms or our dads in this arena, and then forgiving them for the pain that they (most often) unintentionally passed on to us is a tricky thing. If you're ready to understand a moms role in body image issues and to forgive mom (or someone else) for their roles in your …

  • Summer Body Image Assessment: How Are You Doing? Summer Body Image Assessment: How Are You Doing? Play in Edifi Player

    Summer Body Image Assessment: How Are You Doing?

    Everyone is talking about getting a summer "body" but as we enter a new season, my question is: How is your body image? Where are you on the path to body image freedom? I've had some friends walking this path with me for years now--you've probably heard me change, grow, and learn as God reveals new things to me in areas I previously didn't even know he wanted to change! Others of you may be brand new to the Compared to Who? show or this ministry. Maybe you never even knew that your problem …

  • Stop Letting Comparison Rob You of Joy, Peace & Rest Stop Letting Comparison Rob You of Joy, Peace & Rest Play in Edifi Player

    Stop Letting Comparison Rob You of Joy, Peace & Rest

    Today we conclude the Spring book club series where we've walked through my latest book, _**The Burden of Better: How a Comparison-Free Life Leads to Joy, Peace, and Rest.**_ In this episode, we talk about ways to have more joy, contentment, peace, and how to find rest. Heather walks through the final section of the book which is dedicated to these topics and we discuss how our idols (and our ideals) lie to us when they tell us they can give us the joy, peace, and rest that only Jesus can …

  • Stuck on Intuitive Eating Step One: Defeating Diet Mentality Stuck on Intuitive Eating Step One: Defeating Diet Mentality Play in Edifi Player

    Stuck on Intuitive Eating Step One: Defeating Diet Mentality

    In this month's Intuitive Eating Coaching call with Heather's Intuitive Eating Coaches--Erin Todd and Char Lee Haze-- we talk about how hard it is to actually make it past step one in Intuitive Eating. Step one of Intuitive Eating involves recognizing and turning from Diet Culture so you can reclaim your power to choose the foods and methods of eating that are best for your body. But today we talk about navigating the body changes that come when you stop dieting. We also talk about how …

  • The Model and the Mirror Fast: Featuring Jennifer Strickland The Model and the Mirror Fast: Featuring Jennifer Strickland Play in Edifi Player

    The Model and the Mirror Fast: Featuring Jennifer Strickland

    Today Heather chats with Jennifer Strickland, a former model who's appeared in magazines you've probably read and shows you may have seen and worked for designers you've heard of. Jen had amazing success in the modeling world but her life was missing meaning and though she had learned how to use her body to fit an image, she had not yet learned how to use her voice. Jen shares her story of finding Christ while modeling and what her recovery from modeling (and the eating disorder that came with …

  • You Are More Than A Body With Kristen Clark from Girl Defined You Are More Than A Body With Kristen Clark from Girl Defined Play in Edifi Player

    You Are More Than A Body With Kristen Clark from Girl Defined

    Model Month continues with Heather's conversation with Kristen Clark from Girl Defined. Kristen spent some time as a showroom and conference model in her early twenties. Yes, she was that woman they paid to stand beside the new product to make it look good! But, Kristen shares how the more pressure to be "eye candy" took a toll on her soul. Kristen talks candidly about what happened in her heart as her career demanded she focus more on her body and what she looked like to others. We talk about …

  • Secret Life of a Runway Model Part 2: Learning Image Isn't Real Secret Life of a Runway Model Part 2: Learning Image Isn't Real Play in Edifi Player

    Secret Life of a Runway Model Part 2: Learning Image Isn't Real

    Our brand new series talking to former models continues today with the second part of my conversation with Amanda Cunningham, a former runway model. It's been highly informative to find out more about the secret life of a runway model. Today she shares more about how she came to know Jesus, what finally drove her out of the modeling business, and how God touched the hearts of both her and her new husband to begin to live life in a new way. Amanda and I also talk about what she tells her …

  • Secret Life of a Runway Model Featuring Amanda Cunningham Part 1 Secret Life of a Runway Model Featuring Amanda Cunningham Part 1 Play in Edifi Player

    Secret Life of a Runway Model Featuring Amanda Cunningham Part 1

    Have you ever looked at a model and thought, "If I could just look like that than I wouldn't struggle with my body image?" I have. I interview Amanda Cunningham, a former runway model who shares some behind the scenes details of what the world of modeling is really like and how being a part of it affected her body image and relationship with food. Guess what: Models have body image issues, too! Today, Amanda shares how her search for something real, something more than just image, eventually …

  • Fearfully And Wonderfully Made: God Made You on Purpose Fearfully And Wonderfully Made: God Made You on Purpose Play in Edifi Player

    Fearfully And Wonderfully Made: God Made You on Purpose

    Today my guest, Allie Marie Smith, and I talk about the fearfully and wonderfully made verse from Psalm 139:14 and her new book titled, "Wonderfully Made." Allie shares her story of depression and suicide attempts, an eating disorder, and how God has worked through all of her mental health struggles to take her to a greater place of understanding who she is in Him. You will be encouraged by Allie's story and the wisdom she shares will strengthen your faith. "We miss so much when our biggest …

  • It's Not Your Turn, Or Is It? Waiting for Answered Prayers It's Not Your Turn, Or Is It? Waiting for Answered Prayers Play in Edifi Player

    It's Not Your Turn, Or Is It? Waiting for Answered Prayers

    It's hard to be in God's waiting room. Whether you're waiting for a spouse, a new job, or some other goal--waiting can be tough. Today I talk to author Heather Thompson Day about her new book, "It's Not Your Turn: What to Do While You're Waiting for Your Breakthrough." Heather and I talk about all sorts of topics related to waiting and living life to the fullest. We talk about how to see every opportunity in life as "your turn" even when the prayer you've been waiting to have answered doesn't …