How Embracing Our Imperfection Perfects Us
Fueled by a culture of competitive individualism and catalyzed by social media presentations of a seemingly flawless self, perfectionism has become a significant societal epidemic, contributing to higher levels of anxiety, depression, and social isolation than ever before. Christian perfectionists, whose God commands his followers to be perfect, also often experience feelings of guilt, unworthiness, and despair. This book provides a much-needed antidote to this epidemic in the form of a properly Christian language of perfection that can be learned and practiced in our individual relationship with Christ, our marriages, our parenting, and our churches.
Jeffrey Reber is chair of the department of psychology at the University of West Georgia, a therapist, and the principle founder of Relational Counseling and Consulting Services. He is a leader in the field of relational psychology, which treats relationships as fundamental to our being, our knowing, and our morality. Dr. Reber's books specialize in treating growing societal issues and concerns, like narcissism and perfectionism, from a relational perspective that interfaces faith and psychology.
Steven Moody is a psychotherapist in private practice in Irvine and San Clemente, CA where he specializes in relational therapy. Steven also co-founded Relational Counseling & Consulting Services, a company that consults with Corporations, Small Businesses, & Bands to help them improve their interpersonal relationships and in turn improve their business. He has guest lectured at Universities and has spoken at conferences all over the U.S. addressing the topics of relationships, entitlement, perfectionism, and love.
-Rachel Hamm, Best Selling Author of Life Beginning
- Brent Slife, Clinical Psychologist and Professor Emeritus
- Robert Reynolds, Author of Unstuck: How the Savior Frees Us From Our Favorite Sins
-Scott McKinney, Pastor at CenterPoint Church
-Todd Huisken, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Author of Bible Origami