While we are all hungry for friendship, it’s the fear of feeling awkward and being rejected, left out, or hurt again that often keep us from connecting. But what if we knew we could never be unfriended? would we risk friendship then? Starting with that guarantee from the most faithful friend who ever lived—Jesus—this book is a step-by-step guide to friendships you can trust.
Never Unfriended: The Secret to Finding & Keeping Lasting Friendships #ad - In a world where women can unfriend each other with the swipe of a finger, how do we find friendships that we can trust to last? Maybe by first becoming those kinds of lasting friends ourselves. As the community manager at the website incourage. Me since 2010, lisa-jo baker has had the chance to engage hundreds of conversations with women about friendship.
She’s learned that no one can make us quite as unsure about ourselves as another woman.
Craving Connection: 30 Challenges for Real-Life EngagementB&H Books #ad - But where do we start? craving connection is a journey with incourage writers sharing real-life stories, practical Scripture application, and connection challenges that will encourage you to: Embrace the desire God has given each of us for connectionInvest in meaningful relationships, pull up a chair to the table, right where God has youBecome the friend you wish you hadThe incourage community invites you to grab a cup of coffee, and commit to creatively and prayerfully fulfilling your cravings for connection.
How could your life be different after prayerfully and intentionally connecting with God, friends, and your community? We all long for meaningful relationships, the Colossians 3:14 kind that fulfill our desire for unity and connection with God, our friends, and our community.
Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting RelationshipsBaker Books #ad - Christine hoover offers women a fresh, biblical vision for friendship that allows for the messiness of our lives and the realities of our schedules. Women long for deep and lasting friendships but often find them challenging to make. She shows women- what's holding them back from developing satisfying friendships- how to make and deepen friendships - how to overcome insecurity, self-imposed isolation, and past hurts- how to embrace the people God has already placed in their lives as potential friends- and how to revel in the beauty and joy of everyday friendshipWith stories of real friendships and guidance drawn from Scripture, Hoover encourages women to intentionally and purposefully invest in one of the most rewarding relationships God has given us.
Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships #ad - The private angst they feel regarding friendship often translates into their own insecurity and isolation.
The Middle Matters: Why That ExtraOrdinary Life Looks Really Good on YouWaterBrook #ad - Through gutsy, she admits out loud what most of us are thinking about marriage, beautiful storytelling, parenting, the bathroom scale, and how badly we all want to buy those matching Magnolia Market mugs. Her delicious stories come from not being afraid of who she is, doubt, because Lisa-Jo knows that the middle might be the best part of the love story of life, failure, faith, wonder, kids, marriage, and the muffin top—and that these are all good things.
She’s not asking you to seize the day, just to make sure you actually see it for all its wildly ordinary glory. Welcome to the middle!praise for the middle matters“what a thought-provoking collection of reflections and wisdom! Through personal stories about love, loss, scary, which aren’t nearly as dark, and life in the middle, Lisa-Jo invites us to take a long look inside our own mind’s secret nooks and crannies, or ordinary as we might think.
Layla palmer, the lettered cottage blog“With captivating wit, and breathtaking honesty, hard-won wisdom, Lisa-Jo has written a love letter to the delicious middle. Mandy arioto, president and ceo of mops international and author of Have More Fun“With Lisa-Jo’s guts as our unfettered guide, may we finally learn the sumptuous truth of our years: that a grilled cheese sandwich without the middle is just toast.
The Middle Matters: Why That ExtraOrdinary Life Looks Really Good on You #ad - Erin loechner, founder of othergoose and author of Chasing Slow“Thank you, Lisa-Jo, for reminding women everywhere how important it is to find meaning in the midst of the confusing middle. Joy prouty, artist and educator. The best-selling author of never unfriended opens up about midlife and what it feels like to have outgrown those teenage jeans—but finally grown into the shape of our souls.
I want to give Lisa-Jo’s book a standing ovation.
Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a GenerationB&H Books #ad - But what if you knew that opening your front door had the power to radically change the world? To make an impact and leave a legacy with everyday invitations?Jen Schmidt has set out to reframe how we think about hospitality and to equip us to walk a road of welcome in our daily lives. Change a generation with something as simple as an invitation.
For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our already maxed-out schedules. Jen knows that every time we choose open-door living—whether in our homes or by taking hospitality on the road just like Jesus—those we invite in get to experience the lived-out Gospel, our kids grow up in a life-lab of generosity, and we trade insecurity for connection.
Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation #ad - Just open the door is a personal yes-you-can guide to offering the life-changing gift of invitation. Whether you’re a seasoned host looking for renewed inspiration or a nervous newbie not sure where to begin, practical ideas, and poignant insights will give you the confidence you need to see your home as the most likely location for changing the world around you, these personal stories, one open door at a time.
Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and HappinessSeal Press #ad - With the constant connectivity of today’s world, it’s never been easier to meet people and make new friendsbut it’s never been harder to form meaningful friendships. In frientimacy, more meaningful friendships, award-winning speaker Shasta Nelson shows how anyone can form stronger, marked by a level of trust she calls frientimacy.
Shasta explores the ten most common complaints and conflicts facing female friendships today, and lays out strategies for overcoming these pitfalls to create deeper, supportive relationships that last for the long-term. Shasta is the founder of girlfriendcircles. Com, a community of women seeking stronger, more fulfilling friendships, and the author of Friendships Don’t Just Happen.
Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness #ad - With a warm, she shows how friendships built on dedication and commitment can lead to enriched relationships, stronger and more meaningful ties, engaging, and inspiring voice, and an overall increase in mental health. The intimacy gap is more than just a call for deeper connection between friends; it’s a roadmap for moving from friendship to frientimacyand the meaningful and satisfying relationships that come with it.
In frientimacy, she teaches readers to reject the impulse to pull away from friendships that aren’t instantly and constantly gratifying.
Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected about Being a MomTyndale House Publishers, Inc. #ad - And then she had kids. Having lost her own mother to cancer as a teenager, Lisa-Jo felt lost on her journey to womanhood and wholly unprepared to raise children. Surprised by motherhood is lisa-jo’s story of becoming and being a mom, joy, discovering that all the “what to expect” and “how to” books in the world can never truly prepare you for the sheer exhilaration, and in the process, and terrifying love that accompanies motherhood.
Set partly in south africa and partly in the us with a slight detour to Ukraine along the way, Surprised by Motherhood is a poignant memoir of one woman’s dawning realization that being a mom isn’t about being perfect—it’s about being present. A lawyer with a well-stamped passport and a passion for human rights, Lisa-Jo Baker never wanted to be a mom.
CSB incourage Devotional BibleHolman Bible Publishers #ad - The csb incourage devotional bible can be compared to a women’s study Bible or used alongside women’s Bible study books. The csb stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.
This bible for women features devotions, which could work for daily devotionals, written by over one hundred writers of the incourage community. This devotional bible provides resources for women to explore the Bible, dive deep into Scripture, record their own stories, and find themselves among friends.
CSB incourage Devotional Bible #ad - Readers will experience scripture in new ways in this daily Bible in the company of women willing to “go first” with everyday stories that bear witness to God’s grace, and to find beauty in brokenness and hope in the hard, all written as devotionals for women. Incourage is a vibrant online community, offering a space to breathe, loving support, welcoming them just the way they are, reaching thousands of women every day, and resources for meaningful connection.
Features include:312 devotions by 122 incourage community writers10 distinct thematic reading plans 66 book introductions connecting each book of the Bible to the whole biblical narrativeStories of courage from 50 women of the BibleJournaling spaceTopical indexAvailable in genuine leather, cloth over board, and hardcover Bible coverTwo-column textTheme versesSpecialized presentation pageThe CSB incourage Devotional Bible features the highly readable, leathertouch, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® CSB.
The csb incourage devotional bible is a women’s devotional bible that serves as an invitation for all women to find their stories within the tapestry of the greatest Story ever told—God’s Story of Redemption.
The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front YardThomas Nelson #ad - Ordinary people like you wanting to make a difference right where they live. Community and friendship are waiting just outside your front door. Life changed in her community and it can change in yours, too. Alongside personal and heartwarming stories, kristin gives you: stress-free ideas for kick-starting your own Turquoise TableSimple recipes to take outside and share with othersStories from people using Turquoise Tables in their neighborhoodsEncouragement to overcome barriers that keep you from connectingNew ways to view hospitality Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals to connect with each other in nearly all fifty states and seven countries.
The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard #ad - Are you consumed with a busy life but unsure how to slow down? do you desire connection within your community and think, a way to find those moments of peace and to create a time for honest, painted it turquoise, comfortable connection? What if meeting neighbors and connecting with friends was as simple as showing up and being available?Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, “Absolutely, but I don’t have time for that” or “I can’t create that”? What if there was another way through it all, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her.
. A simple way to connect your neighborhood, your community and build friendships.
Friendships Don't Just Happen!: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriendsTurner #ad - No, unfortunately, friendships don’t just happen. This essential go-to guide reveals how women can enhance their lives by creating valuable friendships in today’s busy, mobile world, from nationally recognized friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles. Com. Like the puppy dog at the pound, I looked through the glass, wishing someone would pick me to be theirs.
We value belonging friendships may not happen automatically, but what we crave about them sure seems to! We all want to belong—that need to be connected to others is an inherent desire. Asking for her phone number like we’re going to call her up for a Saturday night date is just plain weird. I knew i couldn’t just walk in there and introduce myself to them.
Friendships Don't Just Happen!: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends #ad - This book is about that hunger. We desperately want to have others care about us. This revolutionary, engaging guide will also benefit women who already feel rooted to fabulous friends, with insightful principles that will help them maintain and enhance their current friendships. Full of practical how-to tips, interests, and relationship status create a prioritized friendship action plan find extraordinary friends—where to look and how to approach them Take initiative to jumpstart friendships and face fears of rejection Establish “frientimacy, fun activities, guiding questions, Friendships Don’t Just Happen! highlights several areas of developing lasting friendships, and step-by-step instructions, location, teaching women how to: Evaluate their current circle of friends Recognize what types of friends they are seeking based on career, ” trust, and happiness through conversation and activities Maintain meaningful friendships and determine which ones are worthwhile Excerpt from Friendships Don't Just Happen: There is a lie out there that real friendship just happens.
When i was new to san francisco eight years ago, I remember standing at a café window on Polk Street watching a group of women inside, huddled around a table laughing. And insecure.