Maybe you saw the invite last week and thought “I should register for that” then . . .

If you’re like me, life happened and you got distracted. Suddenly, what you meant to do gets clouded by what you must do and the meant gets carried away on a brain cell that will never be seen again.

I so get it.

But just in case you forgot to register, here are five reasons why you might want to head on over and get yourself signed up to join us for eight weeks starting on September 14:

Community, sister. Community. So far, there are 113 women who will be joining us. I’ve been hosting these online studies for three years now and let me just say . . . It’s so awesome to watch friendships form through these groups. Communities help us to see that we’re not alone, we’re normal (and if we’re not then others aren’t normal either which means that not normal could become normal, right?), and all will be well. C. S. Lewis once said, ” A friend is born the moment someone says ‘What? You too? I thought I was the only one.'” No truer words have ever been spoken.

Accountability – in a good way. I don’t know about you but I love books. I have a habit of purchasing books I think I would love and then . . . well, the life thing happens. I have so many books on the shelves of my good intentions and it’s when I read with a group that they actually get read – and I never regret it.

Be “in the know” . . .  and among the first to find out about an exciting project happening with Heart Sisters!

You’ll be equipped to handle relational conflict. I won’t say you’ll look forward to conflict and love when it happens. No way, girl. I can’t lie. But you will feel like you might be able to handle it when it rears it’s ugly head – and at some point, it will. You can’t live in authentic relationship with other people and not have a conflict now and then. It’s a fact of life. However, you don’t have to be held hostage by your fear of conflict and desire to please everyone.

Be set-free from unforgiveness. When you refuse to forgive, you hurt yourself – not the one who hurt you. And the byproducts of unforgiveness? Bitterness, anger and resentment. Yuck.

Learn how to instill boundaries in challenging relationships. Oh, Lord have mercy. Who doesn’t need that?

Encourage your daughter or other young girls in your life to live drama-free. The key to eliminating drama and changing the culture of women (because according to 88% of women polled, the culture of women needs to change) is to teach them the importance of female friendships. As a result, a culture of love and support can spread rather than one of competition and envy.

This will likely be the only time I will lead this study online. I’ve been a part of studies led by authors and it feels like a backstage pass. Now listen . . . I don’t think I’m all that and a bag of chips.  But I do think it’s kind of fun to get to know the authors I read and maybe you do, too?

There are more reasons why you need to join us but I’m already at 551 words and I told myself I wouldn’t write past 500 words anymore.

If you’re ready to register, it’s simple. Click here to read specifics. Then, click here to ask to join our Heart Sisters Online Study Group on Facebook. That’s it. Easy peasy.

On Thursday, we’ll discuss eight reasons why I want YOU to join us . . .

So tell me . . .

Which of these reasons piques your interest? Answer on Facebook, Twitter or in the comment section!



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