Thursday, June 11, 2015

Can You Be Trusted By Other Women? Are You A Safe Haven? A Friend In Me Book Review

     I am reading this book with many ah-ha moments. Women have trouble with relationships with other women. It seems like it starts the moment we are born. These relationships can just be complicated for many reasons.  I adore all the women in my life. I would be nothing without them. We need women in our lives. So how do we become a safe place for women?
     Pamela Havey Lau~ shares her own story. We all have one~don't we?  As she writes what her own story looks likes she begins to explain why we are having such a hard time in our culture. She listens to what both the younger generation has to say along with the 40, 50 and 60 year old women. Let's face it ~ that generation gap between the years has a way of dividing us. We see things so different yet we all long to learn from those who have gone before us. The older I get the more I realize the wisdom of those who have gone before us is so very important. I have also learned as a mother of beautiful daughters they have much to teach and give too. 
     I loved this book on so many levels. It is underlined and marked with notes all over the pages. The author asks a great question. Does my life tell other women that they have a friend in me and that they are deeply loved by Almighty God? The most important thing we can tell those younger is is that we don't have it all together.  To share our story~ or failures and successes. Pamela shares that many women still live with wounds and are recovering from the hard knocks of life. Life is littered with hardships. Amen and amen!  That we need to receive comfort before we can comfort others. Amen and amen! That we need to forgive so we can be forgiven. That we need to forgive our own selves.  This book encourages women to become a safe place for other women. 
     I loved this book and I believe that all ladies of all ages need to read it. This is a book for such a time as this. Wow!!! Wow!!! and Wow!!! 

Thank you Pamela Havey Lau~ we needed this message.  

This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review. I rate it a 5+ stars.

A Friend in Me (David C. Cook, June 2015)
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 a deeper faith than we’ve ever known.



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