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Enduring Friendship : Sticking Together In An Age Of Unfriending$20.00Add to cart
Friendships are difficult.
Sometimes it can seem as if friends are more work and pain than they’re worth, with friendship challenges that we have to endure and struggle through. Life gets in the way of our well-intentioned efforts to connect. Conflicts and differences over serious issues divide us and make us think that we could never be close to a person ever again. In today’s cancel culture, it’s easy to give up on people and just walk away, leaving us all more isolated than before. How can we build real relationships that are life giving and pass the test of time?
Bryan Loritts mines one of the Bible’s least-known books for insights into how friendships can flourish even in the midst of sin and brokenness. With careful exposition and insight, he unpacks how the apostle Paul helped Philemon and Onesimus reconcile a most unlikely relationship with truth, repentance, and grace. With God’s work and steadfast love, even the most painful relationships that have ruptured are not beyond the reach of forgiveness and reconciliation. Discover how friendships that are hard can be transformed into friendships that endure.
Here For It The Good The Bad And The Queso$19.99Add to cart
We all long to do life together with people who really “get” us. Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston, bestselling authors and founders of the wildly popular “Sister, I Am with You” online community, simplify some of the trickier aspects of friendship and give readers practical ways to deepen the friendships they already have.
Making friends as an adult is hard! It’s weird and it’s tricky and it can feel overwhelming.
Maintaining those friendships and taking them to a deeper level can be even harder. Just as Amy and Jess gave readers a road map for finding real, authentic relationships with I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants), they now provide a toolkit for building up and building on those friendships. Here For It (The Good, the Bad, and the Queso) will dig deeper into the hows and whys of doing life together in a culture that constantly tries to keep us separate. Readers will learn how to:
*distinguish between different types of friendships and recognize when a seasonal relationship has run its course;
*understand the importance of self-awareness, healthy confrontation, and differing love languages in friendship; and
*maintain long-distance friendships, foster real relationships with your neighbors, and establish traditions that strengthen your connections.
With this new book, Amy and Jess give readers the tools they need to continue laying a strong foundation and building relationships that are steady, secure, and made to withstand whatever life throws their way.
When A Friendship Falls Apart$17.99Add to cart
We all long for “friends forever”–but what happens when forever ends?
They say friends are the family we choose. And that choosing–the joy of loving and being loved by someone who isn’t genetically obligated to share life with us–adds priceless worth to our days, but also great risk. Because hurt can happen even in the closest friendships, and sometimes friendships fall apart. The loss can be staggering. As we struggle to digest the pain and confusion, we wonder, How could this happen? And what do I do now?
In When a Friendship Falls Apart, beloved author Elizabeth Laing Thompson comes alongside readers as they process their struggling friendships–the faltering, the fractured, and the failed. Blending personal story, biblical examples, and faith-filled wisdom, each page explores questions like the following:
*How do we guard against the poison of bitterness so we can process the hurt and move forward?
*When and how do we seek reconciliation? What does forgiveness look like?
*How do we know when it’s time to leave a friendship behind?
*How do we open up again and entrust our wounded hearts to new friendships?
If you find yourself in the midst of a friendship that’s falling apart, or you’re grappling with past hurts and regrets, this book is for you. May it be a comfort and help, leading you closer to the Friend who will never leave.
Lets Be Friends$12.99Add to cart
Written by a mother and daughter for mothers and daughters, this uplifting devotional offers girls aged eight to twelve helpful advice on how to find and maintain mutually beneficial friendships that affirm their faith and build their self-esteem.
Making and keeping good friends are lifelong skills that will help tween girls grow up to be emotionally and spiritually healthy and enable them to use their God-given gifts to bless the lives of others. Girls will learn how to recognize the differences between a good and a bad friend, what to do when others hurt them, staying true to themselves, and many other important aspects of friendship.
Each devotion includes engaging insights on friendship from Blythe Daniel and her twelve-year-old daughter, Calyn, written directly to tweens, thoughtfully selected Scripture verses, words of encouragement, and questions for further reflection with ample space to write down answers. Fun and engaging, this book will help girls confidently say, “Let’s be friends.”
No Greater Love$15.99Add to cart
Greater love has no one than this: that he lay down his life for his friends. -John 15:13
Our culture idolizes romance and the love of parents for their children. But Jesus said there was no greater love than sacrificial friendship love. What’s more, He issued a command to His disciples that they live into this kind of love. Christian friendship isn’t just a nice-to-have. It’s vital. But it’s also dangerous.
Friends can pull us up when we’re knocked down, embrace us with their love, and spur us on to follow Jesus better. But friends can also grind us to the ground, exploit, or invite us into sin.
In No Greater Love, Rebecca McLaughlin walks us through the highs and lows of friendship love–a love that’s been neglected and malnourished in our modern world. She draws especially on Jesus in the Gospels and on Paul to show how powerful and precious Christian friendship is and how we can walk through the hurt, loss, and disillusionment that comes from broken friendship trust. Beginning with the words of Jesus on the night he was betrayed and abandoned, she points us to His battle-tested love as the unending source of our best love for one another.
Male or female, single or married, joyful or lamenting, lonely or embraced, we all need friendship love. This book will help us give and receive it in a way that calls us back to Jesus’s commandment: that we love each other just like He loves us.
Life Changing Cross Cultural Friendships$18.99Add to cart
We can heal our communities–one friendship at a time.
Many of us want to do something to improve race relations, but we don’t know where to start or even if we can make a difference. In Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships, beloved authors and good friends Gary Chapman and Clarence Shuler answer those questions and more by recounting their own story together.
Long before Gary was the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages and Clarence was the president and CEO of Building Lasting Relationships, they were just an associate pastor and a young high school student, bonded by a love of Christ and learning how to navigate their newly desegregated community. Decades of friendship later, they are sharing the important lessons they learned that will enable you to experience enriching friendships across racial and ethnic barriers.
Each chapter of this inspiring and practical book will guide you into a deeper level of understanding about what friendship is and about the benefits of cross-cultural friendships on an individual and national level. These powerful lessons will include:
*The importance of choosing the right words
*How to differentiate true friends from mere acquaintances
*How Jesus initiated a cross-cultural relationship
*The first two steps to your own cross-cultural friendship
*Three ways to resolve conflict in a cross-cultural friendship
*How to make friendships last through life’s many seasons
Breaking down the walls of division might not be easy, but the simple act of building friendships tears down walls of racism and fear. Will you accept the cross-cultural friendship challenge?
Sisterhood : Giving And Receiving The Gift Of Friendship$15.95Add to cart
Let’s face it: Real-life friendship is hard! We find ourselves challenged by superficial #girltribe social media posts, so how can we really achieve authentic friendship? And is friendship even worth it?
Sisterhood isn’t just a trend or unreachable goal; in fact, friendship with other women is a necessity. Why? Because we’re made for it. We’re created in the image and likeness of the triune God. “Relationship” is stamped into our spiritual DNA — just as God desires to be in relationship with us, he also longs for us to be in authentic relationship with others.
Whether you’re in a steady place with the women in your life or you’re not confident at all when it comes to friendship with other women, each and every one of us always has room to grow in the art of friendship. In Sisterhood: Giving and Receiving the Gift of Friendship, Catholic wife, mom, author, and friend Chloe Langr offers a practical guide to discerning, developing, and keeping authentic friendships.
Ill Be There But Ill Be Wearing Sweatpants$18.99Add to cart
Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston, founders of the wildly popular “Sister, I Am with You” online community, address common obstacles to true connection and offer a confessional, hilarious, and practical guide for building deep friendships in the middle of this crazy, rollercoaster life.
If you’ve ever wondered why it seems like such a struggle to make and maintain friendships as an adult–it’s not just you. The number of Americans who claim to have no close friends has drastically increased over the last few decades. Loneliness doesn’t care what age you are, how many Instagram followers you have, or where you call home. It doesn’t care how “put together” you appear to the outside world. Women have a collective wound that only authentic sisterhood can heal.
In I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants), Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston, creators of the popular online community “Sister, I Am With You,” offer an-easy-to-follow road map to the place we all desperately want to be–standing beside other women who see us, know us, and love us for who we truly are. With hilariously relatable vulnerability and actionable steps we can all take today to build deep and satisfying friendships, Amy and Jess show us how to:
*break free from unhealthy habits that block us from connection;
*find the confidence to live freely and without fear of rejection; and
*intentionally pursue friends in everyday life.
I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants) won’t talk down to us, or boss us around. It won’t tell us to simply “find your people” and then leave us feeling even more discouraged than before. This book will snuggle up beside us, grab a fuzzy blanket, and say “Let me show you how to do it. I’ve been there too. It’s hard, but it’s not impossible, and it’s so much better together.”
Art Of Friendship$18.00Add to cart
In this age of limitless digital connections, we are somehow lonelier than ever. This isn’t just bad news–it’s dangerous news. Loneliness puts us at greater health risk than smoking or obesity, but we would sooner label ourselves overweight than admit we are lonely. It is a secret that is killing us.
Contrary to all our efforts, the answer is not found in more connections, but deeper ones that mirror God himself as the originator of friendship and the original Friend. The Art of Friendship walks with you into a greater understanding of how God has equipped you to be a friend and to have meaningful friendships. With step-by-step guidance, you will begin to strategize how to fulfill your divine calling as a friend. And through God’s Word, as you come to understand the depth and width and breadth of God as Friend, you will discover that the spiritual discipline of friendship is both life-changing and life-giving.
Friendish : Reclaiming Real Friendship In A Culture Of Confusion$17.99Add to cart
Bible teacher Kelly Needham debunks our world’s constricted, small view of friendship and casts a richer, more life-giving, biblical vision for friendship as God meant it to be.
As the family unit grows more unstable and the average age of marriage increases, a shift is taking place in our culture: for many people, friends now play the role of family. And just as with family relationships, our friendships often don’t turn out quite as we envisioned or hoped, and we wonder, Is there a better way to do this?
In Friend-ish, Kelly Needham takes a close look at what Scripture says about friendship. She reveals the distorted view most of us have of it and recasts a glorious vision for a Christian understanding. By teaching us how to recognize symptoms of idolatry and dependency, she equips us to understand and address the problems that arise in friendship–from neediness to discord and even sexual temptation. With hard-fought wisdom, a clear view of Scripture, and been-there perspective, Needham reorients us toward the purposeful, loving relationships we all crave that ultimately bring us closer to God.
Thank You For Being A Friend DayBrightener$11.99Add to cart
Our ‘Thank You for Being a Friend’ 365 day perpetual calendar is a perfect gift for a friend-no special occasion necessary-thanks to its heartwarming words, insights, and beautiful verses.
Thank You For Being A Friend
Nothing enters your life accidentally-remember that. Behind our
every experience is our loving, sovereign God. -Charles Swindoll
You both precede and follow me and place Your hand of blessing on my head. Psalm 139:5 TLB
See to it that you really do love each other warmly, with all your hearts. I Peter 1:22 TLB
Size: 5 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ x 1 1/4″
366 inspirational messages
Assorted Scripture text
After College : Navigating Transitions Relationships And Faith$18.00Add to cart
Why This Book?
Part I: Real Faith//Faithful To Christ
“Go To An Unknown Land”: Trusting A Familiar God For Unfamiliar Times
In Transition: Facing Change
Take Up Your Cross: Embracing Adversity
The Tyranny Of Choice: Making God-Honoring Decisions
Part II: Real Life//Faithful In Community
Beyond The Quad: Finding Friends
No Perfect Church: Choosing Community
People Are Strange: Preparing For Diversity
Family Matters: Relating To Parents
Twenty-Something Relationships: Navigating Sex, Dating And Marriage
Part III: Real World//Faithful To Our Calling
On Purpose: Stewarding Every Area Of Our Lives For Kingdom Good
A Faith That Works: Adjusting To Our Jobs, Connecting Them To Christ
Financial Faithfulness: Managing Money
Conclusion: “The Land Is Good”: Trusting A Constant God For Dynamic Times
The first year out was one of the hardest years of my life. -Curt The years after college can be some of the most uncertain, unstable times of life. Recent graduates grieve the loss of community, question their place in the world and struggle to find meaningful work. It can be shocking to discover that college did not fully prepare you for the challenges you now face. “It’s much rougher than I thought. I thought things would just play out, and they didn’t. I don’t have friends, I don’t have a job and I hang out with my parents every night.” -Kate But you are not alone. For more than a decade, Erica Young Reitz has specialized in helping college seniors and recent graduates navigate the transition to post-college life. Drawing on best practices and research on senior preparedness, she offers practical tools for a life of faithfulness and flourishing during a critical, transitional time. This practical guide addresses the top issues graduates face: making decisions, finding friends, managing money, discerning your calling and much more. Discover how you can thrive beyond your undergraduate years. If you feel lost in transition, here are resources to help you flourish as a Christ-follower in a complex world.