“Friendship for Grownups” is the latest work by Lisa Whelchel. Perhaps best known for her role as “Blair” in the popular ‘80s sitcom “Facts of Life,” Lisa is also a Christian, pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom, public speaker and the author of fifteen books spanning topics from parenting to homeschooling to Bible study.
“Friendship for Grownups” is both autobiographical and how-to. Lisa discusses the crucible experiences from her past that formed the lens through which she filtered the world and people in it. She shares her personal struggles with persona and how her need to be in control of every aspect of her life impeded her ability to recognize and foster true, honest friendships. She’s put a lot of thought into a subject that many of us take for granted: navigating friendships. Deep, honest female bonds don’t just happen, but are intentional and require attention. Her story inspired me to examine my own life lens filter, while offering new points of view to consider.
In the main body of the book, Lisa explores the concepts of being needy (you have permission to be needy), being real, finding and being a safe friend, as well as facing, accepting and growing from conflict. At the back of the book, she provides questions for reflection or discussion, and practical steps for developing and growing friendships with conversation prompts to get you started.
“Friendship for Grownups” is an easy read; Lisa’s style is engaging, conversational and, though she references heavily the work of Dr. Henry Cloud, her book is also infused with biblical and spiritual wisdom.
Thomas Nelson, publisher, has given us 5 copies of “Friendship for Grownups” to give away to our readers!
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