In this episode of At Home, Kristin Rogers leads a very honest conversation on comparison. Its a topic all of us can relate to, and have struggled with at one time or another.
We agree that in these days of constant exposure to other people’s Instagram or Pinterest worthy lives, it is easy to compare ourselves to them and then to suffer the consequences of those comparisons: discontentment, jealousy, or even anger. But we also recognized that the struggle with comparison existed long before the internet, because it is a pride issue–which has existed since the beginning of time.
So how do we combat comparing ourselves with others and the ensuing negative emotions?
We all share practical advice that has worked for us over the years, some of it admittedly hard to act on.
And Kristin opens up with a personal story of her own growth in the area of comparison that will most likely leave you in tears. Like it did all of us. But there is also plenty of laughter and fun, as we playfully point fingers at one another’s perfections.
We hope this episode will leave you with the knowledge that you are not alone in this battle. And that we can do so much more good when we are on the same team. When we are for one another.
Lay Aside the Weight of Prideful Comparison
The Fruit of Her Hands by Nancy Wilson
Quit Pointing Your Avocado at Me (article)by Glennon Doyle Melton, Huffington Post
I Corinthians 13:4-7
The Snare to Compare Article by Carolyn Mahaney
Curbing Comparison blog by Jennifer Lee