The Growing Problem of Perfectionism and the Perfect Solution in Jesus

The answer then to perfectionism is not working harder but resting in Jesus’ work and worth. Our perfection—our identity and worth—is found in his. Whether or not we or our children achieve certain goals, are honored or noticed for our accomplishments, or perfectly excel at anything are not what gives us value.

Letting Go of Being the Perfect Christian Parent

The sooner we admit our vulnerability to ourselves, to our friends, and to our children, the sooner we can stop holding ourselves and our kids hostage to unattainable ideals, and lead them instead into the rest and freedom of life with Christ.

The River of Grace

My false identity of the “good girl” was crushed even in my best efforts, and what was I met with? God’s graciousness and a reminder of my Gospel identity.