Hey, I’m Shannon.

And I’ve been a Comparison Girl for as long as I can remember. Literally, my first memory at age four, is of feeling humiliated because someone found out that I could not read. Oh, the humiliation!

It seems silly now. Why was I so worried about being exposed as an illiterate preschooler? Yet some of my current struggles are just as absurd. Why do I worry about being exposed as a less-than-perfect mom? Or a middle-aged woman who struggles with her weight? Or a Christian who still sins?

The constant effort to prove that I measure up (or try to hide when I don’t), does not lead to a life of freedom and joy. Here’s what does: learning to live me-free. I hope you’ll stick around and join me in learning these lessons from Jesus on me-free living in a measure-up world! 

Is this the first time we’ve met? Welcome! If you have more questions about me, come visit my “about me” page! 

Do you compare yourself?


On social media, in the neighborhood, at church, or the school drop-off lane, do you drive yourself to prove that you measure up? Do you feel ashamed when you don’t? Measuring yourself against others isn’t healthy. And it isn’t God’s plan. In fact, the way of Jesus is completely upside down from this measure-up world. He invites us to follow him and be restored to freedom, confidence, and joy.

Join me, as I share what I’ve discovered about my own measure-up fears and get-ahead pride. In this six-week study, we’ll explore the conversations Jesus had and the stories he shared with people who—like us—were comparing themselves.

Let’s leave measure-up comparison behind and connect with those around us by choosing Jesus’s me-free way of living: lifting others up and pouring ourselves out!

Shannon Popkin helps us take a fresh and challenging look at the everyday mindsets we wrestle with. Showing us God’s higher ways straight from the life of Jesus, she calls us from our me-focused thinking to His kingdom-focused purposes. After this study and with the power of the Holy Spirit, I won’t allow those thoughts to stay around any longer. 

Lynn Cowell

Proverbs 31 Speaker, Author of Make Your Move

If you struggle with measuring up. If you’re worried about what people think. If you dread someone seeing you in a less than ideal situation, then you’re human. We all struggle with comparing ourselves to others in some way. That means we all need Shannon’s honest and wise words on the pages of this book. I know I did and I’m betting you do, too!

Jill Savage

Author of No More Perfect Moms, No More Perfect Kids, and No More Perfect Marriages

Shannon Popkin has done it again! She has masterfully written another must read to speak to the struggles of our soul. Inviting us to look up and listen to the tender truths of God and learning to silence the lies of the enemy against us, Shannon shows us how to finally live freely in a cultural of continual comparison. For every woman who has an area of her life where she wonders if she is truly enough- here is your answer.

Erica Wiggenhorn

Author of Unexplainable Jesus: Rediscovering the God You Thought You Knew by Moody Publishers

“Comparison. We all fight it. But for many of us, it feels like we are losing the battle. Why? Because what we need, to combat comparison, is not simply the knowledge that it hurts us, but the tools to resist it, and that is exactly what Shannon Popkin has given us. With fresh insight, biblical grounding, and light-hearted humor, Comparison Girl offers practical steps for curbing this temptation. If comparison is your struggle, this book is your guide!”

Sharon Hodde Miller

Author, Speaker, Bible Teacher

Leader’s Kit

Now Available!

  • 6 Teaching Sessions, which correlate with the chapters of the book
  • DVD + digital downloads
  • One Comparison Girl book
  • One Journaling Workbook
  • Leader Discussion Guide

Each session is about 18 – 25 minutes long. Dive deeper into what Jesus teaches about the difference between comparison in the world and comparison in the Kingdom.

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Journaling Workbook

The companion Comparison Girl Workbook offers:

  • A place to record your responses to the Bible study and application questions at the end of each lesson.
  • Thought-provoking stories and journal prompts, which correlate to each chapter’s theme.
  • Space for taking video session notes, plus the printed verses and additional observation study and discussion questions.
  • Extra prayers, quotes, and verses to encourage you on your journey.
  • Available either as part of the Leader’s Kit, or as a separate purchase.

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FamilyLife Today

with Bob Lapine and Dave & Ann Wilson

Do you remember the first time you felt like you didn’t measure up? I do. It was sixth grade camp, and I told the story here on the FamilyLife broadcast.

It’s not always comfortable to tell the world how I’ve struggled (and still do!) with feeling inadequate. My hope, in sharing about my own Comparison Girl journey, is to invite others to Jesus’s me-free living in a measure-up world.

Here’s the two-part broadcast:


with Erin Davis & Dannah Gresh

Revive Our Hearts’s daily response to Covid-19 crisis is to remind us to be grounded in the truth of God’s Word. I’m delighted to join Dannah Gresh and Erin Davis to talk about the role of comparison in our current crisis, and how to respond like Jesus.

Moms in Prayer

with Lee Nienhuis

Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed, as you get “back-to-school” updates from your school, church, and local governments? Join Lee Nienhuis and I as we talk about our illusion of control, the destruction that comes with comparison, and how to respond today with the uncertainties of tomorrow.

No More Perfect Podcast

with Jill Savage

Jill has been talking about this topic of comparison and perfectionism and how they divide us way longer than I have. She had some great things to add to our conversation as we discussed comparing in two directions–one where we come out better than someone else and one where we come out worse than someone else. When we compare “up,” we experience jealousy. When we compare “down,” we experience disgust. 

Listen in and be reminded that when Jesus interacted with people comparing themselves, he never said, “Just stop comparing!” Instead He turns it upside down and invites us to the freedom and joy of me-free living.


Coming Alive with Jenn Hand

with Jenn Hand

Laugh with Jenn and I as we tell about our first impressions of each other (yes, we were both comparing), and compare our patterns of collecting coffee mugs – which are completely opposite. Plus we’ll talk plenty about Jesus and his unique way of comparing. 


Compared to Who?

with Heather Creekmore

It’s really an author’s dread. You’re scrolling Amazon, and see a book on YOUR book’s same topic. But what about if your book’s topic is comparison?!
It will take some humility, but it COULD mean that you’re meant to be friends.
I so appreciate my new friend and fellow “Comparison Girl” Heather Creekmore. She’s the real deal, y’all. I love her heart for the LORD and her willingness to invite the “other author” onto her show that’s all about comparison: @comparedtowho
I hope you’ll love our conversation, and become a regular listener of “Compared to Who?”
GEMS Girls Clubs

with Cindy Bultema

It was a joy to connect with my friend Cindy Bultema at GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), and talk about Comparison at Christmas.
You know, I so relate with the disciples who were always trying to elbow past each other, asking, “Who’s the greatest? How do I measure up?” But Jesus taught them to ask a better question.
The Love Offering

with Rachael Adams

I so enjoyed my conversation with Rachael, and I hope you will, too! Here are some quotes from our conversation:

  • “This desire to be in control and compare the things I can’t control overlapped more than I realized.” 
  • “My heart seems to be bent toward pride and perfection and measuring up in the eyes of other people and it doesn’t lead to freedom and joy.” 
  • “We’ve got to handle the problem with comparison before we even go over to the window.”
  • “He’s inviting us to adopt a me-free mindset. I’m not here to prove I’m better than you. I’m here to serve you.”
  • “When you’re feeling inadequate you want to retreat and pull away. The enemy attacks us in isolation. We need to get out of the corner.”

with Randy Robison

It was a joy to join Randy on LIFE Today to talk about Comparison. I especially appreciated the opportunity to talk about our current political and social climate, and how Christians are not to “compare down” in self-righteous disgust or condescension toward those who disagree OR those who sin differently than we do.

Redefining Balance Podcast

With Jenny Stemmerman

On this podcast for Christian working moms, Jenny and I talked about comparison and the impact it has on the way we see ourselves and others. We also talked about the “race to the bottom” and the difference it makes when – instead of trying to prove that we’re the “hottest mess”, we choose to be humbly vulnerable with each other.

Martha & Mary Show

Listen in to our conversation for both Martha-types and Mary-types as I talk about comparison with my dear friends, Katie Reid and Lee Nienhuis.

Art of Friendship

With Kim Wier

There is something in us that wants to prove that we have more or are more. We want to measure up. So what does this do to our relationships? Is there any way to stop being jealous of a friend? How should I respond to demands of this measure-up culture?

Here’s my conversation with Kim Wier, where we talk about these questions and more.

Your Spiritual Game Plan

with Cheri Fletcher

Cheri invites us as women, to live out our true callings—which stay consistent, throughout all the seasons of life. Comparison and the desire to measure up distracts us from God’s purpose for our lives. But what if we approached comparison with me-free humility? Rather than having our eyes on ourselves, what if we entered a room of people, saying, “I’m not here to prove that I have more or am more. I’m just here to share what’s in my measuring cup. What God has given me.” That’s when we are most fee to be ourselves.


The Notice

with Susan Hoekstra

It was a joy to get to know Susan on my launch team and talk with her about leaning in and say, “Yeah, me too…” and share our both our feelings of inadequacies and also the secret enjoyment we have in outdoing others. 


The Debbie Chavez Show

with Debbie Chavez

You can’t have a conversation with Debbie and not receive a little joy that spills over from her life. Listen in as Debbie and I talk about:

 how comparison is like a drug
• escaping comparison by listening to Jesus
• looking-down-your-nose comparison
• drowning-in-shame comparison
• comparing our physical appearances
• how serving changes the way we see others and ourselves

Christian Publishing Show

Overcoming Fear and Comparison 

If you’re a writer, speaker, or ministry leader, you’ve probably had to grapple with both fear and comparison as you’ve stepped out to use your gifts for God. 

Listen in as my co-author Kate Motaung and I have a conversation with Thomas Umstattd Jr. Brought to you by the Steve Laube Agency.

Comparison Girl Launch Party

Special thanks to these 5 Endorsers, who each made an appearance at my online launch party to chat about comparison and you can find them at these places in the video.

Erica Wiggenhorn: 34:12

Alicia Bruxvoort: 48:39

Barb Roose: 1:02:09

Katie Reid: 1:17:15

Lee Nienhuis: 1:30:23

Comparison Girl Chapters & Quotes:

Author and dear friend, Shannon Popkin, expertly and biblically walks us through several markers and mistakes of living according to comparison in this measure up world and gently points us to a better way. Written with humor and brutal honesty, Shannon sheds the pretense and fights for her readers’ hearts with biblical wisdom, humility and truth. Comparison Girl is a must-read for this generation of girls and the next.

Lee Nienhuis

Moms in Prayer Podcast host, Speaker, and Author of Countercultural Parenting

With a humble pen and a bold honesty, Shannon invites us to look closely at our subtle “comparison game” and recognize the truth behind it— Comparison is not just a harmless habit; it’s an all-out attack on the life we’ve been created to live. Using the very words of Jesus, Shannon shows us how to trade the exhaustion of measure-up comparison for the exhilaration of me-free living. Get ready to wage war and take back the abundant life you were created to enjoy!

Alicia Bruxvoort

Speaker and Writer with Proverbs 31 Ministries

Comparison is a sneaky issue that can work its way into almost any situation. But is all comparison bad? Through her in-depth study of the Scriptures, Shannon Popkin reveals two sides to this prevalent issue: negative, sinful comparison and positive, biblical comparison. This book both convicted me of the sinful tendencies hidden in my own heart and encouraged me to view myself and others through the eyes of Christ.
Kate Motaung

Author of A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging

In a sideways-glancing, elbow-jamming, status-grasping culture, Comparison Girl supplies an upside-down approach to an age-old problem. Shannon Popkin exposes the crippling effects that comparison has on our forward-motion in the Kingdom, yet also demonstrates how healthy comparison can inspire us to rise and walk free. Discover how to exchange feelings of superiority for a lifestyle of service and feelings of inferiority for a lifetime of belonging.
Katie M. Reid

Author of Made Like Martha, speaker, co-host of The Martha + Mary Show podcast

Comparison Girl is a needed resource for today’s women. I love how Shannon takes us through comparison in Scripture, acknowledging how normal it is for us to compare, but also providing biblical principles for how to manage it and take our eyes off of others and direct them to Jesus Christ.
Brenda Yoder

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Author, Speaker

“Jesus is resurrected. He will not, cannot die again. He's defeated death. It cannot touch him. His body is perfect, it is ageless. It can't get hurt. It can't be beaten. So as the first fruits that means as he is, we will one day be. When we get resurrected, that's what waits for us.” - Erika VanHaitsma @contextandcolorofthebible

See the link in my bio for our new podcast episode!

Death is horrible. Death is the enemy. But death doesn’t have the last word.

There’s life after death because of Jesus.

I can’t wait for you to hear this new episode with my guest, Erika VanHaitsma. Her passion is to add color to the black and white pages of Scripture by adding context and culture. Listen as we discuss the empty tomb and offer insight as to how we all can live like this amazing story is true!

Make sure to follow Erika @contextandcolorofthebible

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Have you thought about your funeral lately? What if your funeral wasn't the end of your story? What if you knew there was life to to be lived afterward? Would it make a difference in how you lived today?

See link in bio for today's new podcast episode!

In the True Story of the Empty Tomb, I had a great time talking with Erika VanHaitsma about the morning the women rose early to bring the spices they had prepared to Jesus's tomb—only to find it was empty. Listen as we talk about the most astonishing story in the Bible, and what difference it would make to live like the story is true.

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“But let's not rush to the glory of the resurrection and empty tomb and not sit here in the darkness, in the distress, in the heartache, in the hurt. Jesus is inviting us to be honest about all those emotions in our hearts today, to be honest with him, and say, yes that's resonating. I’m feeling that myself and I want to bring that to you and invite you to do a work in my heart today.” - @asheritah

Check out the link in my bio for our newest podcast episode!

I loved chatting with my guest, Asheritah Ciuciu about everything that went on during the dark time while Jesus was hanging on the cross. There’s so much more to this astonishing true story and we are inviting you in to explore with us and then live like it’s true!

@asheritah will be giving away a free copy of her new book, Prayers of Rest, which offers you a devotional guide to praying through fifty Psalms. For a chance to win, tag a friend on any of my social media posts about this episode, or tag me ( @shannonpopkin ) when you share this post or any of my social media posts.

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Jesus came for all of us, right? That's what every Easter message tomorrow will proclaim—that Jesus died for you and for me, even if we're not Jewish.

So then, why not erase all of parts of the Bible between Genesis 3 (where our problem with sin began) until Matthew 1 (when Jesus came to die for our sin)?

What was the point of God choosing Abraham and then making of him a great nation that escapes slavery? What is the point of the law, the prophecies, and the land? Was the whole point that God wanted a group of people watching for Jesus to come? Anticipating his arrival?

If so, this plan miserably failed. Because when Jesus came, they didn't recognize him as the fulfillment of all of the prophecies and promises. Instead they had him killed on a Roman cross.

And yet erasing Abraham from God's story would be like erasing the engagement story from mine… Read more. Link in bio.

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What distress or heartache or hurt are you experiencing today? Does it seem more fitting to sit in the darkness for a while, than to dance in the sunlight? I hope that today's conversation about the True Story in the Dark will help you bring your dark emotions to Jesus—the one who knows exactly how you feel—and invite him to do a work in your heart.

See link in bio for today's new episode!

In this True Story of Easter Series, we're looking at several of the scenes of Easter, and today we're considering the three-hour period of time when God threw a blanket of darkness over the scene, as his Son hung on the cross.

I can't think of a better guest to have this conversation with than Asheritah Ciuciu. She has such wisdom, and tender compassion for you, as we contemplate this True Story in the Dark.

Asheritah is an author, speaker, and founder of One Thing Alone Ministries. As a wife and mama to three little kids, she can rarely fit in an hour of Quiet Time each day. But she knows there is hope. Because Jesus welcomes us into His presence even during the busy seasons of life.

Find Asheritah @asheritah

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Have you shared the true story of the Bible with anyone lately? Would you like to, but need a little help getting started? If so, you're in the right place.

Find our BONUS podcast episode in the link tree in my bio!

Karlena de la Cruz, from StoryRunners is my special guest, and we're talking about sharing the Easter story.

Will you be gathering with friends or family this week? What if you took a few minutes to share an Easter story?

Make sure to listen in for some great tips on sharing this incredible story!

Find Story Runners @storyrunners

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What if you were being lied to? Would you want to know? We're going to talk in this episode about listening to the true story, found in the Bible so that we're able to spot the false narratives of the world.

Find today's new episode in the link tree in my bio!

So how can we make sure we have the story straight? Many times, when we just take a moment to think about the narratives we're telling ourselves, it doesn't take much to be convinced that we're believing a lie.

I hope you've had a chance to download my Live Like It's True Workbook, which includes a "False Narrative Watchlist". It's a list of false narratives that are common in the world. It's important that we can recognize these, to truly enable ourselves to live like this story is true!

Make sure to listen in as we take a deeper dive. Check out the link in my bio to find today's episode!

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"I can trust you for the next five minutes, to remember that you're in control of this, and I don't have to be, and I'm not.” - @lschottartistry

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Bad things were happening to Jesus. He was a completely innocent man, being betrayed and arrested and he was about to die on a cross. And yet this story shows that he was completely in control!

Listen in as my lovely guest, Lindsay Schott and I discuss this incredible true story and what it looks like when we live as if this isn’t true - and then what it means to really live like it’s true.

Lindsay is a watercolorist, Bible teacher, and co-creator of the Women's Teaching Program at Stonegate Church. She has a passion for women to be equipped to know the scripture and teach it effectively to others. Lindsay's also the co-author of Trying: Reflections on Faith Through Infertility, Miscarriage, and Loss.

Make sure to follow Lindsay @lschottartistry

Visit the link in my bio to find this episode and live like it's true!

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When somebody is being arrested, who's the person with the power? Who seems to be in control? Ordinarily, you'd think it was the guy putting the handcuffs on, right? Not the one with his hands behind his back. But when Jesus of Nazareth comes out into the open and faces hundreds of soldiers who are waiting to arrest him, it might look at first glance like he's just stepped into a trap, but I think by the end of this conversation you're going to see that—even in his arrest, Jesus was completely in control.

Find today's episode with the link in bio!

And at the end of this episode, I'm going to invite you to live like that is true.

I’m thankful that I got to sit down with my new friend Lindsay Schott @lschottartistry to talk about The True Story of the Arrest, captured in John 18:1-11.

Lindsay is a watercolorist, Bible teacher, and co-creator of the Women's Teaching Program at Stonegate Church. She has a passion for women to be equipped to know the scripture and teach it effectively to others. Lindsay's also the co-author of Trying: Reflections on Faith Through Infertility, Miscarriage, and Loss.

She had her husband, Landon, live in the Dallas area with their four children, Hannah, Ruby, Piper and Ben. You can see Lindsay's watercolor work at lschottartistry.com and see her creative journey on Instagram @lschottartistry

Listen to this brand new episode today! Check out the link tree in my bio to find it!

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How do you behave during suspenseful movie scenes? I tend to make lots of noise, and call out to the characters on screen who can't hear me (which drives my kids nuts). Today we're going to revisit and retell the suspenseful scene where Jesus is seated next to the one who will betray him: Judas.

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From a storytelling perspective, this is an amazing scene of suspense. There's a dinner party. The Rabbi and his followers have gathered in an upper room, and we're looking in—knowing that something is about to happen. Our author, John, has already let us know that Judas is going to betray Jesus, and Satan has entered him.
But then, as we watch the scene unfold, we see Jesus seat Judas beside him in the seat of honor at the feast.

Here in this True Story of Easter Series, Jesus knows. As he dips the bread and hands it to Judas, Jesus shows us that he is completely aware of who his betrayer is. He's known all along. When Jesus says, in John 13:18, "I know who I have chosen," he's saying, that he knows the hearts of each of these disciples, including Judas.

Have you listened to this week’s episodes of Live Like It’s True? I hope you have been enjoying this new season as we draw near to Easter Sunday and explore what it means to celebrate what Jesus did on the cross for us. Most of all,I hope you’ll go live like the story of Judas is TRUE! ⁠⠀

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“Am I enjoying proximity with Jesus, or am I enjoying relationship with Jesus?” @leenienhuis

When we stop to really ask ourselves this question, it can change everything for us.

I invite you to listen to our newest episode of Season 2 of my Live Like It’s True podcast. You can find it in the link tree in my bio.

My wonderful friend, Lee and I are discussing the true story of Judas. Jesus didn’t let Judas be the main focus during this special time with his disciples. They've got work to do. They're about to be "sent". We, too, have been sent, and can't let disillusionment hold us back. Let’s live like this is true - because it is!

Lee is an author, speaker, Bible teacher, and podcast host. Lee loves Jesus, and has been transformed by the power of his word.

Make sure to follow Lee @leenienhuis

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Have you ever watched someone betray Jesus? Have you felt the pain and shock of watching someone among you—someone who seemed to be a follower of God—turn against Him?

This can be confusing and disorienting, but what if it's true that Jesus knows exactly what is in each of our hearts? As we talk about the True Story of Judas, that's what we're going to find, and I think the truth in this story will be steadying to your heart.

I'm so delighted to have my friend Lee Nienhuis with me today. Lee is an author, speaker, Bible teacher, and podcast host. She's the author of Brave Moms, Brave Kids and Countercultural Parenting. She and her husband Mike live in Michigan with their four kids.

Lee loves Jesus, and has been transformed by the power of his word. That shines through so beautifully in this conversation about the difference between having proximity to Jesus - like Judas did - and having a sweet relationship with him, like the disciples did.

Find Lee @leenienhuis

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