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
[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]”I wanted to read Compared to Who? so I could offer this amazing resource to other women. I had no idea how much this would change my life! I’ve struggled with body image in various forms my entire life. I grew up in the church and have heard the typical church responses for 30 years. They did very little to help change my heart, and in so many ways made my struggle so much worse. But this book is different. It is NOT what you’d expect from a book on Christian body image. The other day my husband began noticing the change. Out of the blue he said “Honey, you are glowing today! I like you like this. Be this confident more often!” — Allison H., Texas[/dropshadowbox]
“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
[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]”In the midst of the self-help and self-esteem craze, Heather trims the fat off (pun intended) this movement and gets to the meat of what really fuels body image issues: misplaced worship. Those of us who have and will always struggle with our body image have to come to grips with who (ourselves) or what (praise of people) we have been idolizing and realize the only way to overcome our issues is to begin to focus our adoration back where it is intended: our Creator.” — Gina F., Texas[/dropshadowbox]
“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