End of last week I wrote a devotion about navigating female friends, and based on the response it got, I think I struck a little bit of a nerve. Seems like most every one has been burned at some time or another by a friend. Also seems like all of us long for close friendships.
The reality is, we all need each other.
Ecclesiastes 4:9–12 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (NLT)
The reality also is, we'll need gobs of grace to make this braided cord thing work.
The winner of the drawing for a copy of It's No Secret is firstname.lastname@example.org. Congrats. Maybe after you read it you can pass it to a friend. Better yet, invite a couple gals to study it with you - and let them each invite a friend. You can host a book study and broaden your friendships at the same time.