No More Perfect Moms 31 Day Challenge : Day 1

Have you heard of this? Focus on the Family had a great broadcast the other day with Jill Savage. She wrote the book No More Perfect Moms and I cannot wait to read it! If you give a donation to Focus on the Family, they'll send you a copy for free!

She also has this 31 day challenge and I think it's going to be amazing... who wants in???

Day 1

“I’m an Imperfect Mom, and That’s Okay.” 

Here’s a summary of one mom’s day, “I lost my patience with my son today, I missed a doctor’s appointment, and you can’t see the floor of my living room.”  Can you relate? If we’re honest, we all have moments of feeling like we deserve the “worst mother of the year” award. If you've ever felt like that, you’re not alone. 
Yet in spite of our imperfections, one thing we often succeed at is disguising our insecurities and shortcomings. It’s hard to admit that it’s okay to be imperfect, even though the reality is, to be human is to be imperfect.  It’s ok to mess up. It’s ok to say the wrong thing. It’s ok to forget. For as long as we’re humans, we will make mistakes.

Over the next 31 days of this No More Perfect Mom e-mail challenge,  we’ll acknowledge, accept, and learn from our mess-ups;  we’ll judge and compare our fellow moms less;  and, at the end of the month, we’ll be able to say with confidence, “I’m an imperfect mom, and that’s okay.”

Challenge: Sometime today, find a mirror.  Look yourself straight in the eyes and admit imperfection.  In the same breath, before you can beat yourself up over this, tell yourself imperfection is okay.  It’s normal, and you’re not alone. 

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  Philippians 1:6

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