Comparison vs Identity in Christ

“As a parent it is easy to feel like we are getting it all wrong, all the time. There are no perfect moms, there’s just moms who need Jesus. And there’s grace for us here.” The enemy would love for us and our kids to constantly compare ourselves to others and neglect our true identities that are found in Christ. Today Shannon Popkin and Lee Nienhuis return to the podcast to share about their soon to release book, “Comparison Girl for Teens.” They remind us of a better way, the Jesus way, to live and see others. There is so much more joy and freedom found in His way.

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No more perfect momsScriptures

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 ESV

The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matthew 23:11-12 ESV

So the last will be first, and the first last. Matthew 20:16 ESV

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 ESV


Comparison Girl Website
Shannon’s Website
Lee’s Website


Comparison Girl for Teens: Thriving Beyond Measure in a World That Compares
Comparison Girl: Lessons from Jesus to Flip the Script on Your Measure-Up Mindset

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Comparison Girl for Teens podcast episodeFrom the platform, page, and podcast mic, Shannon Popkin invites you to drink deeply of God’s story, and live like it’s true. Shannon’s books include Control Girl, Comparison Girl, Comparison Girl for Teens (2024), and Shaped by God’s Promises (2024). Shannon also hosts the Live Like It’s True Bible podcast and has been featured on Revive Our Hearts, FamilyLife Today, The Gospel Coalition, and Proverbs 31. She’s happy to be sharing life with Ken, who makes her laugh every day. Together, they have the joy of watching their three young-adult kids become the amazing people God created them to be. You can connect with Shannon at, or on Instagram, Facebook, or Youtube.

Lee Nienhuis is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. She cohosts the Martha & Mary Show and the You Can Tell the Children podcast with Bible2School. Lee’s books, Brave Moms, Brave Kids and Countercultural Parenting are a clarion call for parents looking to raise wholehearted Christ followers. Lee and her husband, Mike, have four kids and live in West Michigan. Find her at


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