Episode 135: Comparison Girl for Teens

Shannon Popkin joins our Co-Host, Lee Nienhuis, in today’s episode focused on the book they co-authored called Comparison Girl for Teens. What a timely message for this generation! Our children, beginning at younger ages than ever before, are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression & loneliness, all of which can be connected to this comparison factor. In the midst of the greatest mental health crises of all time, Shannon & Lee give practical, Christ-centered wisdom & point us to Scripture for a better understanding of how we can live free from comparison. 

Ready to hear how you can train your children to navigate comparison well? Let’s go!

LEE NIENHUIS is an author, speaker, and passionate Bible teacher whose love for the Lord and the Word is contagious. Lee serves as a Communications Specialist, ministry coach, and consultant for many churches and non-profit organizations. With a heart for Inductive Bible Study and missions, she speaks domestically and abroad communicating a dynamic vision for the next generation and biblical literacy. Lee’s books, Brave Moms, Brave Kids: A Battle Plan for Raising Heroes and Counter-Cultural Parenting are a clarion call for parents who are looking to raise whole hearted Christ followers in this generation. Lee’s writing and speaking have been featured on Focus on the Family, True Woman, Iron Sharpens Iron, and Proverbs 31 ministries. Lee and her husband, Mike, have four great kids and live in West Michigan.  Lee LOVES being a wife and mother, but when she isn’t carting kids, coaching high school cheerleading, or whipping up dinners, she loves hot cups of coffee, deep friendships and laughing till her sides ache.

SHANNON POPKIN invites you to drink deeply of God’s story, and live like it’s true. Shannon’s books include Control GirlComparison GirlComparison 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. You can connect with Shannon at shannonpopkin.com, or on Instagram, Facebook, or Youtube


Comparison Girl For Teens Book

Shannon’s Website

Lee’s Website

James 3:14-15 – bitter jealousy in your heart is not wisdom from above

Revelation 12:4 – 1/3rd of the stars of heaven cast to the earth

Phil 2:5-7 – Jesus didn’t count equality with God a thing to be grasped

Psalm 139 – fearfully and wonderfully made

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