FoC 112: Fighting Perfectionism with Holiness with Colleen Carroll Campbell

Colleen Carroll Campbell is a journalist, former presidential speech writer, author, speaker, wife, and mother of four. Her new book, The Heart of Perfection, brings the common struggle against perfectionism to light by offering personal stories and wisdom from the lives of the saints who were recovering perfectionists.

Today we chatted with Colleen about the hidden ways perfectionism sneaks into the spiritual life, how the saints have been there before, and how we can learn from the saints’ wisdom and lives in combatting perfectionism in ourselves. We also explore how perfectionism takes it’s toll on how we see God and his plan for us. It was great to talk about the distinction between God calling us to holiness not perfection, and how we can live that out.

We think you’ll enjoy Colleen’s insight and experience in our conversation!

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Colleen’s brand new book:

The Heart of Perfection

Colleen’s other books:

My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir

The New Faithful: Why Young Adults Are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy

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