(a pic of my friend, Stephanie from
several years ago)
Woman with strong female friendships live longer lives.
Woman have less stress & feel better about themselves when circled by trusted friends that are girls.
Hmm, but when you think about it, it makes sense.
Last weekend my friend Nancy told of some scientific findings
that show how important these friendships are. She shared’um
with a room of Pastor’s Wives & Woman in Ministry.
So good. So true.
The ladies I consider my closest friends are different colors,
different ages, live up the street, across the country or
on the other side of an ocean, but they all
bring a plethora of beautiful things to my life!
I value them.
Pray for them.
Send them crazy pictures that remind me of them! 🙂
Email & FB them.
Call them…though it takes many rounds of phone tag before we actually connect.
And occasionally I actually even snail mail them… amazing, right?
When we “turn into adults” it becomes more of a challenge to develop and nurture solid frienships…
but it’s worth it! Jesus taught this… Well, He created us this way…
[box]Galatians 6:2 “Help carry each other’s burdens. In this way you will follow Christ’s teachings.”[/box]
I want to be a better “burden carrier” and quicker to be an encourager!
Friends, I love you!
(and thank you for doing these same things for me…
I’m healthier in so many ways… because of you!)
How do you nurture friendships?
What makes them work?