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Dear Fred

Can you elaborate on your quote, "Another escape from commitment is perfectionism."?

Fred's Response

If we wait for perfection we will not be able to commit to what we know is right. Perfection is a trait of God, not man. Often perfectionism is an indication of fear and a way of avoiding commitment. When we look for “the perfect job”, the “perfect spouse” the “perfect ministry” we allow ourselves to avoid commitment.