I’ve never been “in” to girl drama. But there’s HOPE!
Needing other women in my life has absolutely nothing to do with drama. It has everything to do with the value they bring to my life. My peers. Older. Younger.
This past week I deeply missed our sons for family vacation. But what did God do for me? He confirmed for me what I will affirm for you: Women need other women.
The physiology of our brains is similar (unlike our male counterparts). We literally process life and relationships differently. Women have more connective tissue between the two hemispheres which, in turn, allows for differences in communication and understanding.
We need to carve out time to BE with these special women face to face.
Social media does not take the place for this kind of shared space.
We need same age peers to encourage us. My trusted peers have been part of my life for decades. They’ve seen me at my best and worst.
We share milestones and stumbling stones. Through it all, they are my stepping stones.
We need older women to teach us. My older female friend has been a part of my life since I was a toddler. I learn from her in ways she doesn’t even know. She encourages me as a woman, wife, and as a mother. She’s wiser, gentler, and kinder.
She is further along on the path. Through it all, she is my corner stone.
We need younger women to inform us. We must stay abreast of current societal and cultural trends. I’m older and (hopefully) wiser, but I don’t know it all. And the challenges that affect generations after us are unlike any that we’ve experienced.
They clarify culture, refine me, and polish my understanding. Through it all, they are my gem stones.
Do you have generations on each side of you to teach you? Do you have trusted friends – just a few – to encourage you?
Don’t look for “girl” drama. Look for real HOPE by connecting with a selected few.
This is Hope Unveiled.