The Difference Between Perfection and Perfectionism in Gospel Living

Gaylamarie Rosenberg and Denise Lindberg spoke to a women’s conference audience Friday, April 30, on how to strive for perfection without feeling guilty about being imperfect now.

“Do you have moments where you feel that no matter how fast you run and how hard you try to do good that it isn’t enough?” Rosenberg asked the audience early in her remarks.

Rosenberg is a BYU religion department and Lindberg is a member of the Young Women’s General Board. Rosenberg described the common pressure many Latter-day Saint women feel to be perfect. “Satan tries to disable us in our effort to do good and be good by encouraging us to feel overwhelmed, over scheduled, unworthy and unhappy. One way he attempts to impede our progress is through guilt,” she said.

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