Episode 14: Embracing, Supporting, and Uplifting Birthmothers, with Adrian Collins

On this episode of The Greater Than Podcast, I speak with Adrian Collins. Adrian writes about the complexities of being a birth mother, biological mother, and adoptive mother—and she puts her experiences to work for children. She’s testified before the Colorado Senate Committee on behalf of the Colorado Children First Act. She’s also the Adoption and Pregnancy blog editor for Hope’s Promise, and is working on her first memoir. Adrian’s journey is one of love, faith, and everlasting hope.

Whether you’re connected to adoption or foster care, or not, what Adrian shares here about that “pedestal of perfection” can resonate with us all.

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The Greater Than Activity for Episode 14

Journal on any area of your life where you may be striving for perfection. Is the fear of rejection driving the desire to be perfect? Do you understand that, by grace, you are enough?

There’s no need to strive for a perfection that doesn’t exist. That’s not really loving yourself—or anyone else. The quest for perfection is a control mechanism. We think that it keeps us safe from rejection, but it actually keeps us from growing, and fully loving and living.

Please let me know how this journaling goes for you.

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