Friends… What good are they? I like to have friends but often they’ve only led to disappointment. Then, I look in the friendship mirror and see how I’ve let so many of my friends down. Then, God reminds me that I do have friends who have forgiven me for my less-than-perfect ways. I am blessed to have a small group of friends that don’t turn their back on me regardless of my bad days. I came across the Better Together: Because You’re Not Meant to Mom Alone and thought “I need to learn how to be a better friend!”
I also have a hard time accepting help from others, so the book helped me see the importance of being on the receiving side of giving. “If you struggle receiving help from friends, you likely struggle receiving help from God.” Jill Savage
The book had in it more than I expected! My favorite part is the section Mothering Personality Inventory, which helps you determine if you are an introvert or extrovert and how to use that knowledge in your parenting, as well as understand how other moms work depending on their personality. I love it! By the way, I’m not weird. I’m just an introvert all the way!
Also included in the book is some perspective on friendship in the midst of parenting. I’ve learned how I can be a better friend through learning, caring, sharing, praying, forgiving and encouraging together with fellow moms who are in my friend circle. (I can even make a few new friends with the conversation starters in the book.)
About the Book
Better Together explores the notion that women are not designed to mother alone. We are designed to mother in relationship with other women who understand what a mom’s life is like. We’re also designed to mother in relationship with the God who created us. This book encourages every mother to find her mothering community, a place where she can both give and receive support in the many forms moms need. Beyond encouraging moms to be in community, Better Together teaches how to build a tribe and what to do together once you have one, such as learn together, help together, care together, share together, pray together, forgive together, and encourage together.
About the Author
Jill Savage is an author and international speaker who helps moms be the best they can be. As the Founder and CEO of Hearts at Home, Jill has led thousands of moms to keep their priorities straight and their heart in tune with God. A mother of five, Jill is passionate about strengthening families. Jill and her leadership team at Hearts at Home bring encouragement to over 10,000 moms a year with their annual Hearts at Home conferences. She is the author of 10 books, including her upcoming release Better Together (Moody), No More Perfect Kids (Moody), No More Perfect Moms (Moody), Living With Less So Your Family Has More (GuidePosts), and Real Moms…Real Jesus (Moody).
Disclaimer: I received this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review. The winner will receive a book directly from Moody Publishers.
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