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Heart Sisters: Be the Friend You Want to Have
by Natalie Chambers Snapp
“The truth of the matter is we need other women in our tribe. We need to lean on one another and hold
each other up when it feels like we can’t walk.
We need someone to lovingly tell us we should
apologize to our spouses when we’re in the wrong.
We need someone to speak up if the
dark brown lipstick makes us look like a corpse.
Simply put, God knew we would need all kinds of relationships to fulfill the desire He placed in each of our hearts to live in community.”
We love friendship when it’s easy and life-giving.
But let’s face it. It can also be tricky and hard.
In Heart Sister, Natalie explores many different facets of sisters of the heart.
She walked me through the fun stuff of recognizing my Inner, Middle, and Outer Heart Friends; those that walk closely with me in life through all or just a few seasons of life.
It prompted me to message a sister that I realized is a true Heart Sister and tell her so.
Natalie also walked me through the yucky of the ugliness in some friendships; how to reconcile or just let it go after doing my part without reciprocation.
I enjoyed reading about setting boundaries in my life and time.
Putting margin in our lives for the things that’s most important is vital. We can’t give our best to our family if we don’t.
Since online friendship and community make up a large part of having heart sisters, I wanted to key in on those relationships also.
I love my online sisters!
They’ve been there during some of my hardest of hard times of life. I could feel the power of their prayer and sincerity of their words.
We’ve also been knitted into each other’s family’s lives; sending “thinking of you” notes, gifts for my grandbaby and other wonderful trinkets.
God has blessed me in that area and I’m so grateful.
I had to get honest with them and myself when I say that I need face to face, shoulder to shoulder, “go-shopping-with-me” friendships.
It has taken my family moving to another city and becoming a part of a most fabulous church to gain such Heart Sisters.
In this world that we live in, if we allow ourselves to be open to friendship, we’ll develop great ones…or maybe not.
I think that Heart Sisters is a good tool to help on a case-by-case basis.
Heart Sisters covers the topics of:
Overcoming your fear of being hurt by other women
Examining issues so you can work your way through conflicts
Recognizing when it’s time to establish healthy – and holy – boundaries
Getting right with God so you can get right with others.
Discovering the secret to authentic friendships
Discussion questions are also available to help go deeper in thought.
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*I received the book, Heart Sisters from Abingdon Press at no cost for an honest review in exchange. All thoughts about this book are my own.