Breaking Up with Perfect : Kiss Perfection Good-Bye and Embrace the Joy God Has in Store for You
Overview - An inspiring and thought-provoking guide to help you abandon the pursuit of perfection and become comfortable and more confident in your own skin. We've all been in relationships that were bad for us...whether with a catty girlfriend, a selfish boyfriend, or a coworker who undermines our best efforts. Read more...
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An inspiring and thought-provoking guide to help you abandon the pursuit of perfection and become comfortable and more confident in your own skin.
We've all been in relationships that were bad for us...whether with a catty girlfriend, a selfish boyfriend, or a coworker who undermines our best efforts.
But there is one relationship that steals the potential of all other relationships--including our relationship with ourselves and, ultimately, our relationship with God. And that's our relationship with Perfect
Perfect is a bad friend. No matter what we do or say or give or bake or create...it's never enough. Perfect always demands more, but it's never satisfied. Never
Whether you are a "good girl," who always tries to be what you think everyone else wants you to be, or a "never good enough" girl, who's desperately hiding your past and shame behind attempts to measure up--this book will help you find the beautiful, loving, fulfilled woman God created you to be. Imperfections and all. Breaking Up with Perfect
will help you:
- Experience authenticity as the antidote for isolation
- Trade the Lies of Perfection
for the Truths of God's Love
- End the pursuit of perfection, so God can begin His powerful perfecting work in you
After reading this book, you'll be able to end the never-ending stress that chasing Perfect brings and live a life filled with joy, peace, and spiritual fulfillment.
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Carroll, popular speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries and founder of their Next Step Speaker Services, shares her reflections on the pursuit of perfection that she sees as ensnaring modern Christian women. Her style veers from personal essay to Bible teaching, as she describes the two paths women choose in trying to live perfect lives. Those who buy in to "Good Girl Syndrome" follow rules by nature and are people-pleasers, while those with "Never Good Enough Syndrome" use perfection to cover up pasts filled with wounds and shame. Using those constructs, Carroll discusses how women can begin to break free from the urge for perfection that fills their heads, hearts, and time. In so doing, they can begin to live in freedom and love deeply, in line with God's purposes. She colors in a solid and easy-to-grasp framework with personal examples, Scripture, and thoughtful end-of-chapter exercises. Her writing will likely fit best with readers from conservative Protestant denominations, rather than those looking for a wide-armed approach inclusive of readers who don't attend church regularly. For her core P31 audience, what emerges is a book that deals honestly, thoughtfully, and graciously with their struggles of the heart. Agent: Blythe Daniel, Blythe Daniel Agency. (July)