Considering Comparison

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.

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Show Notes

Jennifer Naraki:  
Lay Aside the Weight of Prideful Comparison

Rachel Reeves: 
“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.”  from CS Lewis
 

Jennifer Dees:
The Fruit of Her Hands by Nancy Wilson

Quit Pointing Your Avocado at Me (article)by Glennon Doyle Melton, Huffington Post

Greta Eskridge:
I Corinthians 13:4-7

Kristin Rogers:
The Snare to Compare Article by Carolyn Mahaney

Curbing Comparison blog by Jennifer Lee

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6 Comments

  1. Great stuff ladies!!!!! It is so awesome to hear such keen insight from a younger generation….you have been my devotional thoughts this morning….seriously…..everything you shared were like “good arrows” that found their mark!!!!!!!

    Yes….I am “jealous” of so many guys that have this and that….always comparing and then rationalizing my perspective by making excuses or finding fault:(:(

    Thanks so much for your faithfulness and your desire to be God’s gals in this world:):)

    You all rock:):)

    Hugs

    Rachel’s Pop

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