Do your friends complain about their appearance, stress over their weight, and compare themselves to others?
Do you thirst for community that will encourage you to stop comparing and motivate you to give up bad habits that keep you stuck chasing beauty?
Studies show up to 97% of women relate to each other through comparison and complaining–it’s called, “Fat talk.” Instead of speaking the truth of our value into each other’s lives, we compare the size of our thighs and stomachs. We say things to each other like, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts” or, “God made every woman beautiful.” We expect these same lines that don’t work on us to work on our friends.
At Compared to Who? we want to change the dialogue.
We believe it’s time that Christ-followers stop fretting over the ways they don’t measure up and start living out their God-given purpose.
By God’s grace, we are seeing women CHANGED by our work every week. Here are a few of their stories:
“I knew I needed help, so I went to the internet and typed in, “Christian and body image” and found the blog Compared to Who? I was riveted from the beginning because I was reading what I had never heard anywhere else. I will admit that I have read every post in the archive because they were like water to the dry places in my heart. It was on Heather’s blog that I finally found words to piece this all together.” — Mindy P., Oregon
“I now know I have God’s strength to rely on and that there is community who understands me, so I am truly never alone, both spiritually and physically. How refreshing! If you are sick of trying to be perfect, of struggling alone, of trying to chase what the world defines as success by external measures, please read this blog. You will not be disappointed because you will discover a better path on which to travel through life!” — Kristin L., New Hampshire
“I went through the Compared to Who? book twice. And it helped change my life. Just this week I realized I couldn’t remember the last time I weighed myself. I weighed myself compulsively daily all the time. Thank you for listening to God’s prompting to write this book.” — Jen D., Heaven Not Harvard