Hey, there. I’m really glad you’re here – in fact, I’ve been waiting for you because I like you. “But you don’t even know me?” you might say. But I think I do.
You’re probably over-scheduled and under-rested. You sometimes wonder if you really can do it all. There are days when you fantasize about hopping in a fancy sports car and running away to the beach for a week – alone. Or perhaps you pin millions of pins on Pinterest then feel inadequate when yours doesn’t turn out quite like theirs.
And I’m guessing you’ve been in conversations with other women who make you feel as though you’re doing it all wrong. Here’s the thing: you’re not.
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"I hope you don't mind but I just full-on corrected our kids in the pool today," my dear friend shared as we stretched ourselves on lounge chairs on that bright, summer day. Undeterred, the kids splashed happily as though it had never happened. Chuckling, I responded...read more
Let me start out by saying I'm a public school graduate. I also taught at public elementary schools for ten years before I started having babies and writing full-time. I love our public schools. They're a broken vessel in so many ways but just like all broken things,...
Oh, friends . . . My head hurts. Since I last wrote, we've closed on the home where two of my three babies have lived since birth, moved into an apartment where we will remain for six months (with three kids and two big dogs!) and started summer with camps, lessons...
Friendships with other women are as important to our mental, physical, and spiritual health as rest, exercise, and prayer. We don’t just want friends—we need friends. Yet sometimes they can be as difficult as singing a song without the lyrics.
Natalie uses her own and others’ stories of successes and failures to illustrate what she has learned about girlfriend relationships. Healthy boundaries, honesty, tact, sharing, and agape love all play a part in being and maintaining a circle of close confidants. She also deals with the inevitable challenges that face many relationships including how to handle conflict; life changes like a new baby, move or divorce; and when it is right to “break-up” with your friend.
After reading this book, your heart will long to be this kind of God-honoring friend.Lysa TerKeurst