[Editor’s note: Romance novels aside (because as with anything we can make it about ourselves or we can make it about serving God), the substance of this article points to what is possible in a solid christian community where women invest in one another in substantial ways. We should all be better at serving one another, in strengthening the body of Christ. ]
Years ago, I was at the beach with my family when I noticed a group of ladies nearby who appeared to be in their 50s. With a quick glance, I knew they were on a girls’ weekend…I loved watching these women enjoy each other’s company. Although they were older than me, and well past my season of life in having babies, I could imagine being in their shoes one day, basking in the glow of old friends who still made me feel young again.
…now that I’m in my 40s, I’m seeing how real divorce, death, cancer, unemployment and other major life problems are. I understand what they meant when they emphasized the importance of girlfriends, as my age group faces hardships we couldn’t imagine when we were young and carefree.
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