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The Cure for the "Perfect" Life: 12 Ways to Stop Trying Harder and Start Living Braver

Kathi Lipp, Cheri Gregory
The Cure for the "Perfect" Life: 12 Ways to Stop Trying Harder and Start Living Braver
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Do you know a woman who works her heart out but never gets anything "just right"? Who feels like she falls short of being the Christian wife, mother, daughter, and friend she longs to be? Sound like anyone you know? Perhaps even the girl in the mirror? If so, Cheri Gregory a... Read More

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Do you know a woman who works her heart out but never gets anything "just right"? Who feels like she falls short of being the Christian wife, mother, daughter, and friend she longs to be?
Sound like anyone you know? Perhaps even the girl in the mirror? If so, Cheri Gregory and Kathi Lipp have good news for you.
You're not a bad person. You've simply been obeying some really bad rules for far too long, rules that promised paradise but misled you into perfectionism, people-pleasing, and procrastination prison. But you don't have to stay stuck in discouragement and resentment. Escape is possible. Rescue is waiting.
This sassy self-help guide offers been-there-felt-that, girlfriend-to-girlfriend empathy and experience that will help you

  • tell the difference between reasonable rules and bad rules
  • identify the bad rules you need to break
  • discover biblical wisdom to overcome the bad rules in your life

As you stop trying to measure up so that others will be impressed, you'll experience what it means to "let the peace of Christ rule in your heart."

  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Jul 1, 2014
  • UPC: 9780736957007
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  • Width: 0
  • Length: 0
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 253
  • Publish Date: Aug 1, 2014
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "REL012130"
  • ISBN: 0736957006

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Be You, Bravely by Kelly on 1/19/2015
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Great book! Helped understand myself better and people who are not like me ;) "it's not that we shouldn't strive for excellence, but we need to understand the difference between pursuing excellence and pursuing perfection." This book helped me see the difference. There are even practical steps at the end of each chapter to help you to start living braver.

Be Yourself, Not Who You Think Others Want You To Be. by Kris D on 8/12/2014
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I'm an imperfect wife and mom that has felt all alone. This book helped me learn more about who I am and gave me some great insight on how I can create a better me. I don't need to try so hard to be someone I'm not and it's okay to say no. When I picked up this book I wasn't sure I would make it all of the way through...but I did. This book won't cure anything but it will give you an amazing view of your life through taking several short quizzes. You will learn more about yourself and be on your way to approaching situations differently. You can fight off people-pleasing, perfectionism, performancism, and procrastination by taking it one step at a time. We can do all things through Him who gives us strength. Pick up one for yourself and find a bravery buddy. You'll be glad you did.

Fight the bullies, live your life! by SmilingSara on 8/10/2014
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This book is FANTASTIC! It's a great help and reminder that we are all in the same boat. None of us are perfect, even if we try to make it appear that way. We all fight the same battles (bullies) within ourselves. Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory do a great job of identifying these bullies and giving us the tools and know-how to fight them off.

I highly recommend that every woman, everywhere read this book!

Great resource! by Danica on 8/5/2014
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This is a great resource for anyone trying to get off the merry-go-round of perfectionism. Lots of great practical tips and applications, I'd recommend it to any woman struggling with perfectionism. I think it would also make a great book study for a women's group.

Must read and must share by Shonna on 8/1/2014
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This book is such an easy read. I love the writing style which combines succinct descriptions, quotes, quizzes, journaling and stories which drive the points home. Prepare to be convicted without condemnation and inspired without becoming overwhelmed. It's a must read and a must share. Be prepared to use a highlighter and a pencil as your first #braverliving #tinyactofrebellion. Then come join the community of Bravery Buddies on Facebook.

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