Are you frustrated with getting older? As women, it’s easy to feel discouraged as our lives and bodies change. That’s why I’m so grateful for our guest’s wisdom today!

Joining me for this conversation is Heather Creekmore, host of the internationally popular Compared to Who? podcast. Heather is a body image coach, former fitness instructor, and author who is devoted to helping women break free of body shame. She has spoken to thousands of women and encouraged them with the truth of the gospel, and her passion is helping women stop comparing and start living.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Practical steps women can take to feel at peace about aging
  • How culture lies to women about their value
  • Why finding a “second mission” can make us feel alive again
  • And more!

I know you will enjoy our conversation!

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My Key Takeaways:

1) Our culture is filled with lies about aging. Marketing efforts and celebrity culture often make women feel like aging is something to be ashamed of. Culture leads us to think that it’s the “norm” for women in their 60s to look like women in their 20s, but this is a lie. We must remember that shame over aging does not come from God’s Word, but from the world.

2) For moms, raising a family is just one season of your life. It’s easy to focus so much on raising a family that we forget other seasons exist! Women in the midlife/empty nest stage may feel like they have nothing to offer after their children are grown, but that’s not true. The wisdom we’ve gained through our experiences can be a wonderful blessing to others. Consider who you can influence with the time and resources that reflect your current season. This will create a powerful sense of new purpose!

3) Change is okay – whether in our stage of life or in our bodies. When it comes to aging and change, acceptance is a powerful tool. When we realize that often the shame over aging comes from the people who are trying to sell us something, that helps us stay grounded in truth. Also, grieving the seasons that have come to an end allows us to become open and make room for the next things God has in store for us.

About Heather:

Heather Creekmore writes and speaks hope to thousands of women each week, inspiring them to stop comparing and start living. She’s the host of the Compared to Who? podcast and the author of four books, including The 40-Day Body Image Workbook: Hope for Christian Women Who’ve Tried Everything and Aging Gratefully, a new devotional on aging for women in midlife. Heather has been featured on Fox News, Huff Post, Morning Dose, Church Leaders, For Every Mom, and dozens of other shows and podcasts. Heather and her fighter-pilot-turned-pastor husband, Eric, have four children and live in Austin, Texas.






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