My Personal Battle with Perfectionism

When you see the battle of perfectionism, most of the time it is addressed in counseling and psychology circles, where they are noticing this bondage in person after person. Christians often come under it the most, especially since we have been taught a standard of holiness and sanctification to pursue. Yet legalism, our personal brokenness […]

Perfectionism Bondage vs. Biblical Excellence – What’s the Difference?

Many who battle perfectionism, may hear a thought screaming, “But doesn’t God want our best?” Of course He does. The problem is that legalism has entered and placed a performance pressure on us that burdens us with standards that torment rather than empower us. Rather than releasing us into daily rest, we become driven to achieve. […]

Are You A Perfectionist?

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Are you a perfectionist? Some see this as a completely admirable trait. Many fail to see the long term dangers that perfectionistic tendencies can have on our health, our wholeness and our relationships. Dictionary.com defines the struggle of perfectionism as a personal standard, attitude, or philosophy that demands perfection and rejects anything less. Here are […]

Do You Have a Rejection Mindset?

A rejection mindset is something we will all have to face in our lives, especially because it will infect how we process relationship. The following is a “Rejection Detection” quiz that will help you to understand how rejection may be affecting your thoughts, feelings and perspectives. If you answer yes to at least one of […]

Exposing the Rejection Mindset (Available Now!)

We are happy to announce the new book launch for Exposing the Rejection Mindset, a new book by Mark DeJesus! Exposing the Rejection Mindset Getting to the Root of Our Relationship and Identity Struggles Take Back Who God Says You Are! Your identity and relationships are everything when it comes to living a full life […]

Confronting the Chains of Perfectionism – Part 8

Prayer for Breaking Free from Perfectionism

Beware of the point where you don’t feel weak or vulnerable anymore. In the place of weakness, God is saying, my strength comes best in weakness. So Paul says, you know what, I’m going to rejoice in this. How many of you have ever looked at that evil spirit square in the face and said, […]

Confronting the Chains of Perfectionism – Part 7

More Freedom from Living Bound as a Perfectionist

How do we learn? We learn by watching His example and by noticing our own shortcomings. We learn from mistakes. We learn from where we don’t activate the mindset of God. It’s not a defeat, it’s a learning, because I’m still yoked. If I stumble and fall, Christ is still carrying me. I haven’t lost […]

Confronting the Chains of Perfectionism – Part 5

More Roots that Fuel the Branches of Perfectionists

The perfectionist pressure they put on themselves has created such a diluted focus in their life that a self-loathing state is the only comfort they can find–even though it is a false peace. They have high standards – people admire them, but they stand at a distance, because they are often scared to let anyone […]