Have you ever felt judged for the decisions you make regarding how you have your baby?
How about for how many kids you have or don’t have? Or what the education choices you have made for your children are?
Maybe you’ve lost friends because of your decisions? Or friendships grew farther and more distant. You tell yourself it’s just because you are in a busy season of life. You love your friend, but deep down inside you wonder if they just don’t approve of you anymore? Somewhere along the line maybe you have allowed others the power to define or stereotype you by the lifestyle choices you have made rather than truly have a relationship centered on one thing that is unshakeable, Christ. Maybe, maybe you are the one that has pushed away for those very same reasons.
You’ve cried out to God, you’ve cried on your husband’s shoulder, and thought, “Is what I am feeling real? Or am I being too sensitive.”
My heart breaks for you, because I have been there too. I think we all have. If you don’t tend to have close friendships with other women, think back for a moment. Was there a time when trust was broken? What was it that led you to the conclusion that you can’t be friends with other women?
When we don’t know why someone has pushed away. Or maybe we do know. Maybe we know it’s because of the decisions we have made. And it breaks your heart, doesn’t it?
Friendships can be complicated. We make them much more complicated then they need to be, all because of our sin. Now, I could go into it in full detail here, but it wouldn’t give the topic justice. So, I have partnered with a team of amazing videographers, web developers, course and graphic designers to create an online biblical study on the division impacting female relationships. And this course is about to be released. It’s named after the second chapter in Redeeming Childbirth, because it was inspired by the controversial issues women face, and the first one I ever experienced was on the topic of childbirth.
Here is a video I want to share with you:
So this week I want to give you a sneak peek at what we have been creating. So here is a preview of Redeeming the Division: The Quiet Fight Between Women Online Study!
Click the image below to go to the free preview!
This preview gives you a brief look into half of one of the units in the course called The Comparison Trap. The entire course is compiled of 28 five minute teaching videos, downloadable journal questions for each unit, prayer audios, written content, downloads, challenges and more. In this preview you will get access to 3 of those teaching videos, one set of journal questions, written content and a free gift at the end! Feel free to share this preview with your friends, complements of me and my team!
The past few weeks we have had a team of women going through the course and feedback we are getting is overwhelming. All praise goes to the Lord! This is a relevant issue among all women, regardless of generation, vocation, denomination, or marital status. We have all experienced the hurt at one point in our lives and actually, if we are honest, most of us have contributed to it in one way or another. You are not alone. I would love for you to take a look. I do hope you take me up on my invitation!
Will you partner with me in #RedeemingtheDivision among women and cultivating unity, acceptance and love?
I would love your help spreading the word about this new course.
If you are interested in being on our launch team, please leave a comment below with your email, blog, or facebook url.
My prayer is that women grow in their relationship with Christ, in their identity in Him, and that because of that growth, their relationships are strengthened and we can be the light we are called to be in this world. Amen?!