“We need courage to be honest with ourselves that perfection is impossible. We need to cut ourselves some slack. See ourselves through eyes of grace. Love ourselves… Imperfections included.” –Jill Savage, NO MORE PERFECT MOMS
It takes courage to admit our mistakes and imperfections. To do so means opening ourselves up to the judgment and criticism of others.
If she knew how I yelled at my kids, would she still want to be my friend?
If people find out that our marriage is struggling, will they look down on us?
If we can find the courage to live authentically, sharing our struggles and our celebrations, we might just discover our fears are unfounded. And maybe, if we find the courage to be open and honest with others, they’ll find the courage to be open and honest with us. It’s definitely worth the risk.
Challenge: If sharing your imperfections is foreign ground, start small and take a chance! Share an imperfect mom moment with your moms group, on Facebook, or on the No More Perfect Moms website. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn you’re not alone!
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18