PRACTICING PERFECTION is the working title of a book my husband Derek and I are writing for LDS women.
It's so easy to feel like everyone else in the world, church, your facebook page or neighborhood is just a bit better than you. We're quick, as LDS women to deny ourselves the good we do because we see other people doing something better or different. It's hard to fight that urge to compare and declare our efforts in vain.
L. Tom Perry said, "One of the greatest weaknesses in most of us in our lack of faith in ourselves. One of the common failings is to depreciate our tremendous worth." I believe this with my whole heart.
I believe it's true, and Derek and I are on a mission to change that.
So here you'll find book updates, posts about gospel life and all sorts of inspiration for YOU and YOUR daily struggle.
Derek is a doctor of marriage and family therapy, and I was/am a doula and childbirth educator. In a former life, I was a theater director, and now have settled comfortably into the role of writer, mother, wife and short order cook. Laundress or dish doer, I am not.
We have a little farm on a hill in rural New Hampshire where our four boys and one little daughter can be found running free in various stages of undress. Despite what you may think, that has nothing to do with my problems with laundry. Clean clothes are always to be found, the people here just choose to not bother with them.
I am passionate about women, about their needs, their wants, their dreams and their abilities. This might mean I'm a feminist, and if it does, then I wear the badge proudly. Derek also subscribes to that newsletter. ;)
Mostly, we feel pulled and called to this work, this work of Jesus Christ, to let you know that you matter, despite your imperfection. You have a place in this world, and dang it all, you ought to embrace it.
I really mean it when I say I love you, sister. I love you.
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Email is mlbhagey @ gmail . com