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I recently wrote a guest post for ChristaSterken.com that I thought needed to mentioned here as well
Friendship has been on my heart and mind a lot over the past few years. I’ve written about it a few times here.
You see, making friends has always come pretty easy to me—it’s keeping them that is the struggle. Our little family has done a lot of moving around and nothing stops a friendship in its tracks like packing up and moving out of town.
Now that we know for sure that this is where God wants us—we are staying put. Planting roots. Making friends. Keeping friends.
So how do you do that? How do you get beyond the small talk? How do you let down your walls and allow people to get to know the REAL you?
Before you go, let me say that I am not an expert.
I was praying in the shower this morning for some guidance regarding a few real-life friendships of my own, and God spoke so clearly to me and I’m going to share that with you.
From His heart to my hand.
Head on over to ChristSterken.com and read all about how I have found the keys (at least for now) to making and keeping friends as an adult.
judy h. says
Thank you for this post! I am a 59 year old woman who has suffered from depression, anxiety and social anxiety for almost 30 years. I have been in treatment for the past 20 years, still the challenge is real. I had 3 very close friends who understood, encouraged me, laughed with me as well as cried, made me feel safe when venturing out with them; 3 blessed women. Within the past 3 years, one of them, quite sadly, passed away, oh, how I miss her. My two other dears moved away, far away, so that visits are only practical via air travel. I’ve been at a loss. I want a friend so much. My age and my challenges have made a barrier I can’t seem to overcome. I am blessed with a caring, loving and “perfect” husband, but I cannot lay this need on him. It is not for him to fix. He does so much for me on a dauly basis.