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Looking for authentic conversations about how to deal with your body image, insecurity, and comparison issues as a Christian woman? Then Compared to Who? is the show for you! Twice a week, we tackle tough topics like dieting, disordered eating, weight loss, aging, body dysmorphia, and more from a practical, grace-filled, gospel-centered perspective. Author, speaker, and Christian body image coach Heather Creekmore speaks truth in a direct, relatable, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny way. Listen and be encouraged to stop comparing and start living!

Find out more about Heather Creekmore and the ministry of Compared to Who? at https://www.comparedtowho.me.

Compared to Who? Body Image for Christian Women Heather Creekmore

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 149 Ratings

Looking for authentic conversations about how to deal with your body image, insecurity, and comparison issues as a Christian woman? Then Compared to Who? is the show for you! Twice a week, we tackle tough topics like dieting, disordered eating, weight loss, aging, body dysmorphia, and more from a practical, grace-filled, gospel-centered perspective. Author, speaker, and Christian body image coach Heather Creekmore speaks truth in a direct, relatable, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny way. Listen and be encouraged to stop comparing and start living!

Find out more about Heather Creekmore and the ministry of Compared to Who? at https://www.comparedtowho.me.

    January series 21 Praying for Holiness

    January series 21 Praying for Holiness

    • 10 min
    Praying to Be More Loving Towards Our Bodies and Others

    Praying to Be More Loving Towards Our Bodies and Others

    Today we pray to be more loving. There are many ways being more loving can help us overcome body image issues and insecurity, but today we talk about how believing and receiving God's love can help us feel more of that love so that it overflows into the way we love others and the way we treat our bodies. Loving our bodies is something talked about a lot in culture today, but I don't believe the way culture talks about it is helpful. Culture says to flaunt what you have and show your middle finger to anyone who doesn't see it. But, real love thinks about others more than self. Real love is humble. There is a way that we can love our bodies well, biblically. That is being kind to ourselves. Treating our bodies in a gentle and respectful way and speaking kindly to ourselves. Today we pray that we can have that kind of love.
    Verse of the Day and Action Step to Learn to Be More Loving Towards Body and Others: Verse: 1 John 1:8: There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
    Action Step: Watch this video from Andrew Peterson with a song called, "Be Kind to Yourself"
    Ready to get free this year and stop stressing over food and your body? Try Christian Body Image Coaching with Heather or check out her Christian body image book here.
    Grab an individual, one-on-one coaching appointment or preview appointment here: Christian Body Image Coaching or https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/

    • 10 min
    Praying for Grace for Your Body Image & Comparison Struggles

    Praying for Grace for Your Body Image & Comparison Struggles

    God gives us so much grace. When we're struggling with issues like body image or insecurity or comparison, his grace is our only cure. As Heather writes in the Burden of Better - she thought that she had a comparison problem, but what she really had was a shallow understanding of grace. If we truly understood all the different ways God's grace was at work in every aspect of our lives, we'd be free from comparison and even body image worry! It's also essential to have a good grip on grace so we can extend grace to others. What Heather often finds in her coaching is that those who have a hard time understanding and accepting God's grace for themselves have an even more difficult time authentically extending grace to others. 
    Praying for Grace with Ourselves and with Others: Verse of the Day and Action Step Verse of the Day: Ephesians 1:3-8 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 hea]">[a]predestined us for adoption to sonshipb]">[b] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding (NIV)
    Action Step: Dig into God's word by using a concordance or Googling verses on grace. Read the Burden of Better for  a look at the 4 types of grace and how they can apply to every area of your life in which you may struggle with comparison or comparing yourself or your life to others.

    • 9 min
    Praying for Peace With Boundaries of Your Body

    Praying for Peace With Boundaries of Your Body

    Today we're talking about praying for peace with the boundaries of our bodies. One of the hardest aspects of our body image struggles may be accepting the way God made and "sized" our bodies. For some, there's frustration over height or size. For others its frustration over specific body parts. But, either way, recognizing that God made us on purpose, for a purpose, means our bodies were made with intention. Today we pray for the grace to be able to accept our bodies and even thank God for the "boundaries" he placed around the way he made us, physically. We're never commanded to "love" our bodies in the sense of giving our bodies praise and worship that is due to God. But, we are instructed to take care of our bodies and we can be thankful that our bodies are a good gift from God. Think about it, without your body - you aren't you! And, without your body, there's not a lot (that is to say, nothing) you can do here on earth. Today's episode will help shift your perspective on your body to help improve your body image!
    Praying for Peace with Boundaries of Your Body Verse and Action Step
    Verse: Psalm 16:6 ESV: The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. 
    Action step: Start thinking of one thing each day you can thank God for about your body. Thank him for eyes or legs that work or fingers that type fast. Pray and thank him daily for something new each day for the rest of this month.
    Looking for a great Christian body image workbook? Check out: Compared to Who?
    Ready to get free this year and stop stressing over food and your body? Try Christian Body Image Coaching with Heather. Learn more about group coaching here: Christian Group Body Image Coaching or https://comparedtowho.me/body-image-coaching/
    Grab an individual, one-on-one coaching appointment or preview appointment here: Christian Body Image Coaching or https://comparedtowho.me/christian-body-image-coaching-insecurity-confidence-gospel/
     

    • 8 min
    January Prayer Series 17 praying for radiance

    January Prayer Series 17 praying for radiance

    • 9 min
    January Prayer Series 16 new view of beauty

    January Prayer Series 16 new view of beauty

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

WacoCathy ,

Thanks be to God

Dear Heather,
God led me to your podcast in September by a dear friend of mine. I have struggled with body image all of my life and now I’m on the path of freedom! After 4+decades of running I face hip replacement surgery. Needless to say, it has rocked my world of control of my weight, value and worth. But God … in His mercy has shown me real truth and grace through your insights. As a believer for 40+ years I’m finally surrendering my food, my body, and exercise ( no running anymore)allowing Him to be my source of Beauty. All these nuggets of truth are beginning to penetrate my heart and I’m so grateful! Thank you, Heather!
Cathy W. In Waco

CogdillJ ,

Thank you💖

Always enjoy Heather’s prayers and podcasts that are focused on God. I am really enjoying the daily prayers in January 2023. I feel overwhelmed with those around me in the diet world. These podcasts start my day and help encourage me to keep on this path with my God. I don’t feel so alone in this journey-thank you 💖

mccomella ,

Very helpful!

This podcast made me realize I’m not alone and has offered a lot of insight and interesting perspective on a complicated issue. So glad I came across this!

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