Do you tend to feel superior to others or inferior? Often those feelings surface when we compare ourselves to others. On this week’s episode of The Martha + Mary Show, Lee and I sit down with Shannon Popkin to chat about comparison—the good, the bad, and the in between.
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Show Notes for Episode #32: Interview with Shannon Popkin
Shannon Popkin, author of Comparison Girl discusses how comparison can trip us up, elevate us above others, or even help us grow.
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Theme Music: “Sunny Martha” by Cade Popkin
Today’s Guest: Bestselling author and speaker Shannon Popkin loves to blend her gifts for storytelling and humor with her passion for God’s Word. Shannon is the author of Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible, and Comparison Girl: Lessons from Jesus on Me-Free Living in a Measure-Up World, and is a contributing blogger at Revive Our Hearts.
For more from Shannon, please go to shannonpopkin.com, or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Things We Talk About:
- Control Girl by Shannon Popkin
- Comparison Girl by Shannon Popkin
- James 3:13-18
- Proverbs 21:9
- “Stop! Hammock Time” show
- The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller
- 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
- Listen to Shannon and her husband talk about control issues in marriage on “Stop! Hammock Time.”
Today’s Verse: 2 Corinthians 10:12 (ESV)
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Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.”
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