Female friendships can be sticky. When we had our podcast meet-up we had a large conversation about friendship and all the topics that apply to building relationships. We’re in the middle of a series on friendship on the podcast because every woman wants close female friends but they can be hard to find.
I have a few friends I say a lot of stuff too. Stuff that I wouldn’t say to most people, whether it’s jokes, serious issues I’m struggling with, or things I need them to pray about. There are a few other women that I’m not as close to but they have proven themselves to be masters of discretion and I would also trust them with more serious issues. But there are a lot of women that I don’t let past the surface of my life.
All of us need a safe place in friendships. I have discovered that I can’t fix my friend’s problems. I can’t mend their broken hearts or give the perfect piece of advice or make their kids quit fighting. But I can be a safe place. I can be a place where they can come when they need to talk or when they need someone to pray for them.