We all like to have friends. Sometimes, we need more than a friend. Someone who we can confide in, sharing something that we wouldn’t share with just anybody. I know I always connected with older women. I think it’s because I felt intimidated by women my age because I felt there was always this silent competition. Now, as I am getting older, I feel the need to befriend the younger generation. I read a book recently that gives great insight on befriending younger women and becoming their ‘safe haven’.
The chapter that really spoke to me most was about women contemplating abortion. The experience shared in the book showed how genuine compassion for someone facing this decision helped her to make the best decision for the baby (and herself). We are often too quick to just tell others what they should do. Instead we should be showing that we care about a person, not pointing our fingers at them.
This book, which I share with you below, has also show me some ways I can befriend my teenage daughter. She is growing up and I need to quit pointing my finger at her and show her just how much I really care about her.
I received this book via Litfuse Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
Young women long for relational connection with women further ahead of them on the journey. Yet, without realizing it, many of us tend to distance ourselves from those in younger generations.
Can we really have close relationships with women who have different thoughts on church, different experiences with family, and different ways of talking about God? Where do we start?
In A Friend in Me, Pam Lau shows you how to be a safe place for the younger women in your life. She offers five patterns women need to internalize and practice for initiating relationships and talking about issues such as faith, forgiveness, sexuality, and vocation. Most significantly, she reminds you that there doesn’t need to be a divide between generations of women. Together, we can have a global impact—and experience adeeper faith than we’ve ever known.
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About the author:
Pam Lau is the author of Soul Strength and numerous articles for such publications as Christian Scholar’s Review andChristianity Today. She has taught writing at George Fox University and speaks around the country at conferences and retreats. A graduate of Liberty University and Colorado State University, Lau lives near Portland, Oregon, with her husband and three daughters.