September 5, 2019
From the Journeywomen website:
“On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with my friends Laura Wifler and Emily Jensen about perfectionism. If you know Laura and Emily of the Risen Motherhood podcast, it’s no surprise that this conversation really helped me apply the realities of the gospel to my performance-oriented, perfectionistic self.
So you’ll know them a little better, Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler are the co-founders of the Risen Motherhood ministry, and co-hosts of the weekly podcast. As sisters-in-law, Emily and Laura both live in central Iowa with their families. Their first co-written book, Risen Motherhood, releases September 3rd and is available anywhere books are sold and we highly recommend checking it out!
Can you tell us a little about who you are and what you do?
Many people are aware of the fact that they wrestle with the pressure to get it all right, while others might be thinking they don’t really struggle with perfectionism. Where have you seen perfectionism rear its head in your own lives? Where might others see it in theirs?
How do the messages we receive from secular culture perpetuate perfectionism? How about Christian culture? Is our desire for things to be perfect entirely bad?
How does the gospel redeem our perfectionism? How does it transform our imperfect work?
What do you do when you find yourself resting in your own performance instead of the perfect work of Christ?
How does finding our identity in Christ enable us to actually reflect his perfect love?
What do you think Jesus was getting at in Matthew 5 when he said in the Sermon on the Mount, “You therefore must be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect?”
How can we gain a greater ability to see God and our own lives through the framework of the gospel? How can we filter our world through the gospel?
How can we nurture and grow in our love for the message of the gospel? How can we grow in our ability to connect it to our everyday moments in which we find ourselves wanting to perform?
How does the gospel bring rest to our drive for perfectionism? How can we find joy, even in our imperfect work?”
Listen in here or find it on your favorite podcast app. I love Hunter and am a regular listener to this podcast myself!