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The Cure for the "Perfect" Life by [Lipp, Kathi, Gregory, Cheri]
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About the Author

Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker, currently speaking each year to thousands of women throughout the United States. She is the author of The Husband Project and The Marriage Project and has had articles published in several magazines, including Today’s Christian Woman and Discipleship Journal. Kathi and her husband, Roger, live in California and are the parents of four teenagers and young adults.

Cheri Gregory is a certified personality trainer and has written numerous magazine articles and drama scripts. When she’s not writing, she loves to ride at the Monterey Bay Horsemanship and Therapeutic Center and to jog with her keeshond, Shatzi. She and her husband, Daniel, have been married for 25 years and are the parents of two young adults.

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  • File Size: 948 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2014)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L88VIDG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,561 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I used to believe I was all alone. No one could ever understand my struggles with OCD, OCPD, anxiety, fear, or depression. Sometimes they overwhelmed me to the point of complete melt down and isolation. No one could ever understand. Sometimes even I didn't understand.

But here is the thing... I'm not alone. And others DO understand--thank you Kathi and Cheri for opening my eyes! Amen and Praise the Lord!

In their book, The Cure for the "Perfect" Life, authors Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory, do a fabulous job of conveying some deep truths about the bullies and struggles of People-Pleasing, Perfectionism, Performancism, and Procrastination.

From the very beginning, Kathi and Cheri help readers understand that "Perfectionism isn't Christian. It's just crazy." From these words come challenges, questions, discussions, and life stories from other sisters struggling to rebel against "perfect" living. These lives shared, honest and real, give hope to each reader who also battles the bullies of Try-Harder Living.

For the expressive, this book is full of creative ways to fight the bullies, lots of humor, and opportunities for each reader to express their own personality through quizzes, check-lists, questions, and fun surveys. However, the expressive will be challenged to rebel against the natural tendency of people-pleasing and rather share openly, honestly, and vulnerably.

For the analytic, this book challenges readers in a deep and thoughtful way, with serious questions, measures and quizzes, and quotes, stories, or scriptures that are poetic and provoking.
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If you've been trying harder for too long at just about everything...this book is for you. Maybe it's because of the "American Dream" or maybe it's because we've been told it's "Christian," but so many of us have been killing ourselves to "get it right"--what ever “it” is. Parenting. Marriage. Life. Christian service.
The truth revealed in this book is that we've been bullied by the four "Ps"--Perfectionism, People-Pleasing, Performancism, and Procrastination. The authors expose each one as a lying bully whose only goal is to keep you sprinting on the treadmill of "Try Harder Living" by continuously poking you with a sharp stick called fear. Fear of failure. Fear of people's opinions. Fear of not doing it "right." The worst part is the treadmill never stops, and there is never any finality or satisfaction.
The chapters have useful, even funny, indicators that reveal which of these bullies is most pernicious in your life. In my experience they all gang up on me and merely take turns initiating the harassment.
The encouragement is that God’s infinite love for us can change the motivations behind our actions. So instead of listening to the “bullies” and being motivated by fear, we can stand up to them and be motivated by love. But standing up to the “bullies” means being brave. Each chapter ends with a list of “Tiny Acts of Rebellion,” four tiny suggestions on how you can start living braver.
A much needed and very enjoyable read!
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Convicting. Caution: this book is convicting. It is a GREAT read for Christian women living in a "pinterest perfect" society today. I was amazed at how Kathi Lipp & Cheri Gregory knew so much about my life, my way to try and live up to all expectations and yet I've never met them. Ever. If you ever struggled with putting on a perfect front, staying up all night to make it "just right" or at least trying to look like you have it all together this book will become a great resource and reference for you. The resources in this book will give you practical advice and encourage you to seek what God has for you in your life rather than try and live like you've gotten it all together. There are great resources for women, working women, as well as moms. Once you take the assessment to figure out what type of rebel you are, you will find that the descriptions are pretty much right on. Their practical stories are a great encouragement to women!
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How often does it happen that we try to be the Somebody needed to do some task, or volunteer for some project or position, and we give and give and give until we lose who we are to what others need, or what we think they need? That's the trap of Try-Harder Living, and there is a better way. As a part of a woman's study group (which will allow for the development of Bravery Buddies), or individual study, The Cure for the "Perfect" Life can help with Try-Harder Living syndrome, and assist with the turn around to Braver Living.

With humor, personal anecdotes that let you know "I'm not the only one!", and an obvious desire to get their message across, the authors provide a plan to move from Try-Harder Living into Braver Living-living in a way that will allow you to become more effective, less stressed, and better able to be what God wants you to be, rather than what you think you need to be or what you think others need you to be. Definitely a must read for any woman feeling overwhelmed with trying to do it all.
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