Are you afraid to let others know your struggles because they might judge or reject you?
Is your need for control negatively affecting your relationship with your husband and/or children?
Oh boy, have I (Melinda) been there. I worked hard to earn the title of “The Queen of Perfect” for years. And it nearly turned me into Mommy Dearest. Trying to achieve perfection was a fruitless journey that left me perpetually exhausted, angry and frustrated.
It was not until I reached a dark, lonely place of total burnout that God finally got my attention and I began to internalize His grace. It brought with me a freedom I had never known.
So when Kathy and I had the opportunity to be part of the launch team for Jill Savage’s upcoming book, No More Perfect Moms, we were both thrilled. How we wish someone had put this book in our hands years ago!
No More Perfect Moms blows every “perfect mom” myth out of the water. You know, all those things we think we “should” do and be if we were really “good” Christian mommies. Jill lovingly explains how trying to achieve our “ideal picture” in our marriages, children and friendships prevents us from truly enjoying and embracing what “is.” She shows moms how to break free from guilt, inadequacy and the joy-killing trap of comparison. Her godly, practical advice frees moms from the fear of being judged by and liberates them from their own unrealistic expectations for themselves, their children and their marriages.
If you every wondered what “real” looks like, this book shows you. With unflinching honesty, Jill becomes Dorothy for us, pulling back the curtain to reveal the Wizard projecting hard-to-live-up-to images of our Christian Mommy culture. This book invites you to click your heels together and “come home” to God’s grace and acceptance.
We’re thrilled to be able to give one lucky reader a copy of Jill’s book, No More Perfect Moms for FREE! For your chance to win, “Like” us on Facebook (1 entry), Follow us on Twitter (1 entry) or Subscribe to Mothering From Scratch (2 entries). The contest ends at midnight on Wednesday, February 6th.
As part of Jill Savage’s launch team, we were given a copy of No More Perfect Moms for review. All opinions are our own.