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How to Create Authentic Christian Friendships

How to Create Authentic Christian Friendships

I’ve been intentionally trying to connect with and deepen a few of my Christian friendships over the past few years, so I’m going to share a few ideas with you that will hopefully remove the intimidation and ease you into genuine, more authentic Christian friendships.  These are simple things I’ve done and that have really helped me to connect with my friends on a deeper level, and I’m sure they will do the same for you!

Dear Lonely Girl: a Letter of Encouragement to My Lonely Sisters in Christ

Dear Lonely Girl: a Letter of Encouragement to My Lonely Sisters in Christ

Dear Lonely Girl,

Maybe you’ve just moved into your first dorm room or apartment, and you’re filled with nervous energy and wondering what the future holds…

Maybe you’ve just had a break-up, and you feel numb and alone…

Maybe you’ve changed jobs, churches, or cities, and you dread the idea of starting over…

Maybe you haven’t had a big change at all, and maybe that’s the problem.  Maybe you’re stuck staring out the window while life passes you by and you’re wondering how this is happening to you…

Overcoming Comparison and Self-Doubt as a Christian Woman

Overcoming Comparison and Self-Doubt as a Christian Woman

Comparison will keep us feeling stuck like nothing else because comparison can often lead to self-doubt, and once self-doubt has entered the picture, it’s difficult to focus on anything except the fears that begin entering our minds.  When we compare ourselves to others and begin to entertain self-doubts, we move farther and farther away from living our calling and from dwelling in a place of peace, contentedness, joy, and gratitude because we’re too busy battling our fears to focus on anything else.

The Best Journal Prompts to Get Unstuck

The Best Journal Prompts to Get Unstuck

Have you ever felt like you were just spinning your wheels, unable to move forward past a certain point in your life or in your spiritual growth?

 

I know I have.

 

I’ve felt stuck, unmotivated, frustrated, and sometimes even confused as to why I couldn’t seem to get on with life or grow closer to the Lord.  My life felt like it had come to a complete stop. My prayers seemed to just bounce off the ceiling.

 

If this sounds familiar to you, then read on, my friend.  I’m sharing some questions that you can ask yourself as you think about your situation and brainstorm how you can make changes and begin to move forward.  These questions can also be used as journal prompts or even prayer prompts!

When Life Doesn't Make Sense

When Life Doesn't Make Sense

Have you ever had a time in your life when things just didn’t make sense?  Like you thought you were headed in one direction, but then the door slammed in your face and you couldn’t understand why?  Or you thought a situation would work out one way, but it ended up working out a completely different way?  I know I sure have.  In fact, I’ve had quite a few times in my life when that’s happened to me.