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30 minutes | 2 days ago
Suffering, Body Image, and Hollywood Standards: Interview with Producer Melissa Kerley
Melissa Kerley is woman on a mission to make faith-based films that inspire thoughtful reflection. Today we talk about enduring suffering, what it's like to work in an industry that's focused on image, and her latest film, "Faith Under Fire" that stars Dean Cain and Kevin Sorbo. Here are some of the places we went in today's conversation: *Melissa shares her personal story of losing her sister to breast cancer a few years ago and the impact that had on her and her family. *We talk about the roles of different types of movies from Hallmark Channel to entertainment that keeps us guessing and makes us think about biblical truth. *We talk about what it's like to be a Christian in the film industry and Melissa's approach to casting women who are beautiful on the inside. Check out Melissa's movie and let me know what you think. Dean Cain? Kevin Sorbo? Could be a good one! (**Sound quality is a little rough on this one, but I think you'll still enjoy our conversation!) Connect with Melissa: https://www.generationcourage.net Check out her movie Faith Under Fire: https://www.faithunderfirefilm.com Connect with Compared to Who: https://www.comparedtowho.me Support Compared to Who? on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/comparedtowho Watch this interview on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@comparedtowho
33 minutes | 9 days ago
Body Image and Comparison Issues: Wisdom for Girl Moms, Mentors & Ministry Leaders with Cindy Bultema of GEMS
This must listen episode will encourage every woman and especially girl moms! Executive Director of GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), Cindy Bultema shares her story of overcoming addictions and eating disorders. She shares candidly how she navigates the world of having friends comment on weight and appearance! You'll love Cindy's authenticity and wisdom. Plus: Find out why she thinks we should go on an all fruit diet (Hint-it's not what you think!) Stay til the end and find out how Cindy navigates the snare to compare even today! Connect with Cindy Access GEMS resources for moms, mentors & ministry leaders Connect with Compared to Who? Support Compared to Who? on Patreon. Learn More About Cindy Bultema: Cindy Bultema has a powerful testimony of overcoming loss and addiction. Once a young mom who suffered from years of addiction; an eating disorder, and nearly lost her life to a drug overdose, Cindy now is a passionate speaker, author, and Bible teacher, as well as the Executive Director of GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), a non-profit ministry impacting the lives of girls worldwide. Cindy lives in West Michigan with her husband, John and their four children. Jesus, coffee, confetti, family, and believing that being real is the only way to live are favorites that fill her day. You may also find her walking her two naughty puppies, who like to make messes and eat the most unusual things.
26 minutes | 16 days ago
Don't Go Back to Egypt: How to Keep Making Progress in Your Body Image Journey
As we start another new year - now is the time to stop and inventory where you've been and where you want to be! We're not talking about your weight, we're talking about your heart. Where have you made progress towards improving your body image? What areas are you starting to see glimpses of freedom? Today's episode we'll look at Isaiah 31 and talk about how to keep making progress so this can be the year you feel free! Make sure you're connected to Compared to Who?'s mailing list for weekly encouragement: www.comparedtowho.me/follow Support Compared to Who? through Patreon. Read the blog for encouragement. Read Isaiah 31.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Food, Attitude, Gratitude: Navigating Food Issues at Holidays
Do the holidays stir up feelings of anxiety or stress about food and weight gain? In this episode, author and speaker Heather Creekmore gets real about food, dieting, all the rules, and what happens at the holidays. Should worrying about food consume our holidays? Is it okay to enjoy food just because we're celebrating? Can we enjoy foods that don't necessarily "nourish" our bodies? Is emotional eating really as bad as we've been told it is? We'll tackle all these issues and more... Plus we'll look at how what we THINK about food may be affecting how our body uses the food we eat! Support Compared to Who? with a year end gift on Patreon. Order Burden of Better or Compared to Who? Sign up for ReFOCUS 2020 or Body Image Coaching. Connect with Compared to Who?
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Food Fixation-A Spiritual Battle with Guest Asheritah Ciuciu
Best-selling author and speaker, Asheritah Ciuciu talks about the struggle with food and it's spiritual roots in this fun and informative episode. Listen as Asheritah explains her prayer asking God to be her, "divide dietician" and how she's learning to hit her knees before hitting the pantry. This is one episode you'll want to share with a friend. Check out Asheritah's book: Full Check out Asheritah's book: Unwrapping the Names of Jesus Connect with Asheritah. Connect with Compared to Who? Support Compared to Who? on Patreon.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
How Do I Know if My Teen Has an Eating Disorder? Guest: Counselor Michelle Nietert
It's hard to know how to help our children with food and food related issues when we may still struggle ourselves. What do we do if our child's showing signs of disordered eating? What if our child is overweight and we are worried? How can we navigate food issues with kids? Counselor, author, and speaker Michelle Nietert helps us navigate these issues and tells us about her new devotional book for tween girls! Learn more about Michelle here. Learn more about her book, "Loved and Cherished" here. Connect with Heather at Compared to Who? Order Heather's new book, The Burden of Better. Order Compared to Who? Support Compared to Who? on Patreon. (Amazon affiliate links mean this ministry gets a very small portion of your purchase at no cost to you.)
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Quitting the Comparison Girl Game with Author Shannon Popkin
Are you stuck measuring and comparing yourself to others? Author Shannon Popkin and I have a heart to heart about what happens when we compare, how we can stop the dangerous habit of self focus and love others, and what happens in our hearts when we sit around judging others as either "better" or "lesser" than ourselves. Shannon is full of wisdom and encouragement. This is one you'll want to listen to twice! Connect with Shannon. Connect with Heather. Buy Shannon's book. Buy The Burden of Better. Support Compared to Who?
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Chasing Perfect with Author Alisha Illian
Ready to be free from those voices that tell you to do more and be more? Author Alisha Illian and I talk about her new book, "Chasing Perfect" and compare notes on how to stop comparing and find rest and peace in Jesus! We also have a fun conversation about reality television and we tackle the question, "Should your daughter watch the Bachelor?" You'll enjoy this fun conversation! Connect with Alisha here. Check out Alisha's new book here. Check out Heather's new book here. Visit Compared to Who? here. Support Compared to Who? here.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
The Upside of Aging: With Laurie Davies
Advertisements make aging seem like a crisis that must be stopped, but is there an upside to aging? My friend Laurie Davies and I talk about all the pluses that come with getting older, how you can learn to stop hustling for your worth, and how aging can allow us to settle in and rest in God's purpose for our lives. No matter your age, this is a conversation you'll enjoy! PLUS: Listen til the end for **giveaway** info! Connect with Laurie Connect with Laurie's Facebook group: Get a Midlife! Support Compared to Who? Connect with Heather
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Comparison and Social Media: Can Christians Engage in a Healthy Way?
As my new book, Burden of Better releases this week, in this episode I explore how social media impacts us and I talk about ways God has personally been convicting me over my social media usage. Does time on Facebook alter my view of reality? Does social media help me love better or love fewer? Am I causing my sister to stumble when I post? We'll discuss all this and more in this truth-filled, yet challenging episode. Plus: Find out about bonuses you can receive if you order my new book on 9/22! Connect with Heather here. Support Compared to Who? on Patreon. Order Burden of Better and get your bonuses here!
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Body Image and Cancer: Walking Through this Unseen Part of the Cancer Journey
Today I talk to my friend, Rachel Czyz about her journey through breast cancer. We visit one aspect of cancer few cover--body image. Rachel and I talk about both the heartache and the redemption she's experienced through her cancer journey and how she coped with her body's changes. Body image and cancer may be a topic that feels superficial at first, but I promise you anyone who's walked through cancer has wrestled it. If you know someone who's walked through cancer or are journeying the path yourself, this is a must listen.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
One Woman Can Change the World: Interview with Ronne Rock
Ampersands (you know -- these things "&"), finding your purpose, and comparison . . . these are topics my friend, author Ronne Rock and I talk about in today's episode. Listen and be encouraged as to how God doesn't waste any part of our story... instead he adds ampersands! If you're tired of feeling like "finding your purpose" is this big and elusive beast, Ronne explains how to take the stress out and rest in how God has designed you. We'll also talk about Ronne's new book: One Woman Can Change the World. Connect with Ronne here. Follow Ronne on Instagram. Buy Ronne's new book. Connect with Compared to Who? Support Compared to Who? on Patreon.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Relating as Brothers & Sisters in Christ: Interview with Bronwyn Lea
Male/female relationships can be awkward in and outside of the church. But as believers, how do we "love" each other as scripture commands without crossing boundaries or straying into relational issues. Should a married woman have male friends? Is it okay for my husband to go to lunch with a female co-worker? Today I talk with Bronwyn Lea, author of, "Beyond Awkward Side Hugs" about how we can truly relate to each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. Links from the show: Connect with Bronwyn here. Connect with Compared to Who? here. Support Compared to Who? on Patreon. Buy Bronwyn's book. Buy Heather's new book, The Burden of Better.
40 minutes | 5 months ago
The Idol of Self & Becoming a Wellness Witness: Interview with Kara Osborne
Kara Osborne confesses that she used to spend her Christmas money on what she needed for the New Year's diet! I could so relate! Kara and I have a fun conversation about how God set her free from the body improvement treadmill, what keeps us stuck on it, and her ministry, "Wellness Witness." Lots of nuggets of truth in this fun episode! Connect with Compared to Who? Connect with Kara Osborne, Wellness Witness Connect with Kara on Facebook or Instagram. Support Compared to Who? on Patreon.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
Defeating Comparison in Unexpected Ways
Could worship be the key to defeating comparison? Listen to this awesome story from the Psalms. Plus, learn more about the new book "Burden of Better" and listen at the end to find out about a brand new walking workout to lose the weight of comparison! Plus: It's going to be a fantastic season on the podcast, here's your preview! Support Compared to Who? on Patreon Sign up for exclusive emails and info from Compared to Who?
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Hate How You Look in Pictures? This Will Help
Do you hate how you look in pictures? Do you volunteer to be the photographer or duck out of photos as much as you can? Instead of convincing you to stay in the photo, this episode will encourage you with strategies to stop obsessing over yourself in photos and how to remember that your real worth far exceeds how you appearance in a still photo! Support Compared to Who? on Patreon: www.patreon.com/comparedtowho Take the Body Image Quiz: www.comparedtowho.me/follow Read, share, or pin the blog post that accompanies this episode: https://comparedtowho.me/i-hate-pictures-of-me-how-to-stop-cringing-over-pictures/
35 minutes | 7 months ago
Body Image & Trauma: Discovering God's Healing with Jessica Hottle
Today Jessica Hottle and I dig into the concept of trauma and how unhealed trauma can keep us stuck in body image issues. Whether it's trauma from a car accident or the mean girls in high school, or something much bigger that's shaped your life in unimaginable ways--underlying and unacknowledged trauma keeps us stuck in bondage believing lies about our worth. Jessica helps me unpack this through sharing her story. Connect with Jessica here. Support Compared to Who? here. Take the Body Image Awareness Quiz here.
33 minutes | 7 months ago
Body Image & Sexual Abuse: Hope & Healing, Interview with Mary DeMuth
Today I talk to my friend, Mary DeMuth-she's written dozens of books on a variety of topics -and we talk about several of them! Mary has a powerful testimony of enduring sexual abuse and shares her journey to find healing, what's helped her along the way, and resources she's created to help others who have suffered in this way. We also talk about how body image issues can stem from sexual abuse and Mary's brand new resource created to help anyone looking for healing or looking to help those who want healing from things in their past. (Note: I believe we discuss Mary's story in a non-triggering way.) Connect with Mary here: www.marydemuth.com www.twitter.com/@marydemuth www.instagram.com/@marydemuth Get your free, 21 Days to Healing guide. Listen to Pray Every Day Podcast. Get resources to write your book. Books Mentioned in this Episode: Into the Light - Study https://amzn.to/30rUAF3 We Too: https://amzn.to/2XGzAIC The Day I Met Jesus: https://amzn.to/2MHG3g4 The 7 Deadly Friendships: https://amzn.to/2XHPSkr Support Compared to Who? on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/comparedtowho Take the Body Image Quiz: https://www.comparedtowho.me/follow
39 minutes | 8 months ago
His Lust Problem is Not About Your Body: Lust, Body Image & Marriage with guest Rachael Gilbert
Ready to get real about lust/porn struggles and how they effect us, especially in marriage? My friend Rachael Gilbert from "Real Talk with Rachael" and I go deep about body image struggles, insecurity, and how internalizing a husband's struggles with lust can wreak havoc on our marriages. A must listen for any woman who's ever wondered if she needs to be "more beautiful" to divert her man's attention. Connect with Rachael on her website. Take the Body Image Awareness Quiz. Support Compared to Who via Patreon.
37 minutes | 8 months ago
What's the Healthiest Way to Lose Weight as a Christian? Interview with Sara Borgstede
I'm not a fan of diet culture because traditional diets don't work long term. But today I talk to my friend Sara Borgstede who has maintained a 100 lb. weight loss for a long time. Sara helps women who need to lose weight reach their goals in a healthy, christ-centered, and sustainable ways. We have a fun conversation about the tortoise and the hare, grace versus guilt, and how to truly be healthy from the inside out. Check out Sara's Grow Your Faith Lose the Weight Course Check out Sara's Facebook page. Take the Body Image Quiz. Support Compared to Who? on Patreon.
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