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Aug 12, 2019

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re continuing our ten-part series living in light of redemption. Today we're chatting with Abigail Dodds about comparison and we're willing to bet her take on it will leave you with a lot to chew on. Abigail is a wife, mother of five, and graduate student at Bethlehem College and Seminary. She’s a regular contributor to Desiring God and the author of (A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ (2019). 



Word search on Blue Letter Bible (compare, envy, bitteress, imitate)

The Chronicles of Narnia

Killjoys Seven Deadly Sins Small Talks

What to do with Unmet Expectations episode



Don’t be afraid of submission. There are no perfect human authorities.








Psalm 40

Psalm 89:6 

Isaiah 40

2 Corinthians 3

1 Corinthians 11:1

Hebrews 4:13



  • Name some ways you’ve seen comparison lead to pride or envy in everyday life.
  • How can you encourage a friend in this area with the hope of the gospel? 
  • How can comparison lead us to God?
  • What would it look like to “imitate principles, not methods?”
  • If you find you are comparing yourself to others, how can you rightly orient your mind?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?


Find all of the links & related resources from the show here.



The Christian Standard Bible provides resources to experience the Bible in a way that engages your creativity and meets you in the messiness of life. . The She Reads Truth Bible is thoughtfully and artfully designed to highlight the beauty, goodness, and truth of Scripture. The (in)Courage Devotional Bible provides a ton of devotional content centered around the messiness of life.

Crossway's purpose as a not-for-profit ministry is to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered resources that honor our Savior and serve his Church. One such resource is  Labor with Hope by Gloria Furman. Through 25 short meditations, Gloria helps you see labor and birth throughout the storyline of the Bible. Learn more about Labor with Hope and find other resources at

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