Tagged: Friendship

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032: Loving & Serving My Neighbor Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted, Part I

It is my position that the church needs to be having a louder and more productive and useful conversation about sexual assault and what we can do to serve our neighbors who have faced such experiences. This is part I...

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029: Grownup Friendship Goals

Most of us have had a series of friendships that can bring up a whole host of emotions when we think about them. It occurred to me recently that some of us (me included!) might not be approaching our friendships...

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Are You Sure You Want to Share That?

This election season has been exhausting. Especially on social media. I’m a political junkie on some levels so it should be fun for me but of course it is not. It’s not fun for anyone I know. No one I...

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Beautifully Painful Moments

The past week held so much emotion. Loss and celebration, birthdays and burials. So many beautifully painful moments with people I love. I’m truly thankful for all of it: for feeling life brutally honest, leaving marks on my soul… scars I’ll...

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021: Messy Conversations Part II: Job’s Friends

Last episode I interviewed counselor Amanda Hofbauer from Chicago, IL for advice about how to comfort our friends who are struggling with something. We talked about the not-helpful thing people say and what might be more useful to our neighbors. ...

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020: Messy Conversations, Messy Circumstances

  “Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.” -Megan Divine Today’s show is about those uncomfortable conversations where we cannot fix the problems people are struggling with. I am honored to have Amanda Hofbauer, MA,...

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Talking Myself Into Responding with Love

When things get really frustrating, my failures and shortcomings are magnified. All I can think about is how I can’t do it right. My good deeds are not enough. My attempts at following God’s law are all worthless.   And...

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003: Community – God Wants You to Have Friends

  In today’s podcast I tell some stories about how I figured out that friends aren’t just good for a laugh, but are really useful to have around when life gets bumpy. I realized that the greatest commandments (Matthew 22:37-40)...

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Secretly, It’s Your Favorite Thing

She reached for her phone in the dark.  It was because she was looking for a connection. Tired of feeling alone and disconnected in her own house, she sought out like-minds online. She knew she could find someone to relate...

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Why I Love Our Friendship Baggage

photo credit: Dani_vr via photopin cc  Dear friend I’ve had forever,  We’ve been through so much together, it’s kindof a miracle we remain a thing. I’m amazed at US and how well we understand each other and how much we continue to offer one...

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