- The authors use words like – brave, rebel, perfect, battles, permission and reinforcements. Do any of these words resonate with you regarding your life?
- Of the 4 ‘P’s, do you think of yourself as suffering from one in particular?
- Why is standing up for your own needs presented as Brave? Who are your bullies?
- Which of the 12 ways did you think of applying to your life? Have you tried it?
- The Rebel type discovery quiz was an eye opener. Did you discover something new about yourself?
- “Mistakes are good, struggle makes you smarter” – a phrase by Daniel Coyle, is chosen to challenge our thinking of what is normal. What did you think about this?
- The four personalities listed after the quiz, present some definite responses to all the battles we encounter. What personality did you find yourself inhabiting, and where did it lead you in your Braver Living process?
- Were you challenged by the fun quiz?
- “I can’t throw it away; I might need it someday” talks about our 21st century dilemma. Were you confronted by the words hoarder, clutter, excess supplies and stuff!? Do I hear you rush to justify those sentimental stacks?
- The format of this book includes quizzes, suggestions, plans and instructions to combat our weaknesses. Was it helpful to see yourself exposed and vulnerable, in order to see that change could happen? Would you recommend this book to any friends or family?
12 Ways to stop trying harder and start living braver
Do you know a woman who works her heart out but never gets anything “just right”? Who feels like she falls short of being the Christian wife, mother, daughter, and friend she longs to be? Sound like anyone you know? Perhaps even the girl in the mirror? If so, Cheri Gregory and Kathi Lipp have good news for you. You’re not a bad person. You’ve simply been obeying some really bad rules for far too long, rules that promised paradise but misled you into perfectionism, people-pleasing, and procrastination prison. But you don’t have to stay stuck in discouragement and resentment. Escape is possible. Rescue is waiting. This sassy self-help guide offers been-there-felt-that, girlfriend-to-girlfriend empathy and experience that will help you tell the difference between reasonable rules and bad rules; identify the bad rules you need to break; and discover biblical wisdom to overcome the bad rules in your life. As you stop trying to measure up so that others will be impressed, you’ll experience what it means to “let the peace of Christ rule in your heart.” Google books