give up on perfect

faithMary Carver is a wife and mom, a blogger and published author. But more than anything, Mary is real. She writes to encourage us to give up on being perfect, but to let God work in us to make us who He wants us to be. In this episode, Mary shares about her writing career, her two books, what she learned from her sweet friend and co-author Sara Frankl, and of course, we talked about TV! You’ll be encouraged and delighted by Mary’s wit and wisdom.

Connect with Mary on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram @MaryCarver, and on Facebook @GivingUpOnPerfect.

Living a Redeemed Life is a podcast dedicated to encouraging all who listen to live in the redemption found in Jesus every day. Each week I enjoy a conversation with a friend—some old friends, some new—and we talk about all the things. Jobs and friends, spouses and kids, the writing life, the struggles we’ve overcome, the ones we’re still struggling with, and much more. Along the way we look for how God is redeeming each circumstance and bringing us close to Him. It’s also a lot of fun!

Links from Today’s Show

Mary Carver – Giving Up on Perfect


For Every Mom

Anna Quindlen – “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”

Breaking Up with Perfect by Amy Carroll

Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts by Sara Frankl and Mary Carver

Gilmore Girls

Friday Night Lights

The West Wing

The West Wing Weekly

Fast Talk & Faith: A 22-Day Devotion Inspired by The Gilmore Girls by Mary Carver

Balancing Beauty & Bedlam – Jen Schmidt

The Music Man

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

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