This week Phylicia and I are tackling a sensitive subject surrounding the topic of infertility. We delve into being open and honest with friends, letting them guide where the relationship goes, and following God’s call for our own families while being compassionate toward others.
Today, we’re tackling the next episode in our friendship series and discussing both how to prepare your heart for deeper friendships as well as how to keep the bonds of those friendships strong. We women long for friendships but in so many seasons of life they seem beyond our grasp.
- Preparing your heart
- You won’t be close to everyone; some people won’t even like you
- You are made for friendship but friendships can’t validate you
- Deeper friendships take time to develop
- Peel yourself off in layers as relationships develop; don’t dump on someone all at once
- Point each other to Jesus; be able to point out sin or problem areas with love
- Pray: for good friends, to be a good friend, for your friends
- Strengthening friendships
- Find ways to relate even when you are different
- Be open to new ideas and recommendations
- Ask for advice
- Spend time in person/Facetime regularly (it helps to hear her voice)
- Only speak well of each other
This week Phy and I are answering a question from Sarah who wants to know how she can learn to at least tolerate, if not enjoy, cooking. Listen for a few tips from two women who do love cooking (and think you might can to!).
Based on feedback we received at the podcast meetup last December, Phy and I are starting a series on friendship. This week we are discussing what Biblical friendship looks like, why we need friends of different ages, and using technology to stay in touch. Plus, you’ll get a brief glance into the life of our friendship.
- The Titus 2 model of friendship
- What’s the point of friendship?
- What Biblical friendship does
- supports God’s call on lives
- pushes one another to Christ
- cheers on other person
- handles the difficult circumstances of life
- What Biblical friendship does not
- encourages you to be flippant with life
- sees life as comparison
- born of gossip or jealousy
- not propelled by insecurity
This week, Phylicia and I are discussing a topic brought up at the podcast meetup we hosted in December. How do you acclimate to a new life after you move? Moving changes your whole life and it can take a while to find your footing.
Also, we had some sound issues with this recording and while we edited out as much as we could, this episode has a lower sound quality than our typical podcast. Thanks for your understanding and for listening!
- Restore rhythms- ease back into new routines slowly
- Find friends- put yourself where the people are
- Help your kids with the adjustment
Phylicia also adds a few thoughts on moving back to the same town as your family since that can hold its own difficulties.
This week, Phy and I are answering a commonly asked questions: how did we meet? It’s a fun story that didn’t involve meeting in person until December of 2016. The internet can be a lovely place, friends!
- Have the right perspective. Motherhood is work.
- Have systems.
- Learn from other moms.
- Be confident.