Friendship for Grown-Ups: What I Missed and Learned Along the Way by Lisa Whelchel

Friendship for Grown-Ups: What I Missed and Learned Along the Way

byLisa Whelchel

Kobo ebook | May 3, 2010

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Do you long for a true friend?

"Isn't that what we all want? To be seen, in all our glory, for better or worse, the good, the bad, and the ugly and still be embraced?"

If only such friendships were easy to find. And keep. For Lisa Whelchel and millions of others, friendship is a challenge. The vulnerability, trust, balance, grace, and time required to develop and maintain strong friendships do not come easily.

Growing up as an actress in Hollywood, there were few people Lisa could trust, and even fewer to guide her. By the time she reached adulthood, she had learned to be self-sufficient. She was strong, she was “safe,” and she was lonely.

One day, Lisa found that “the desire to experience connection was stronger than the desire to be safe.” She determined right then to finally understand friendship: how to create one, sustain it, and experience the sheer joy of having it. But it wasn’t easy.

Since then, she has traveled the ups and downs of friendship, learning about herself, others, and the kinds of friendship God designed.

A speaker, teacher, and compelling storyteller, Lisa writes from her heart and her head, sharing her story and helping women understand how to cope with the strengths and weaknesses of friendship, and basing all her advice on the foundation of our ultimate relationship with the Savior.

Title:Friendship for Grown-Ups: What I Missed and Learned Along the WayFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 3, 2010Publisher:Thomas NelsonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1418560391

ISBN - 13:9781418560393


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Friendship Takes Work I just finished reading, "Friendships for Grownups" by Lisa Whelchel. I grew up watching "Facts of Life" so see Lisa in my age bracket so figured that I would be able to relate to her friendship experiences. I picked this book because I struggle with friendships, especially as I get older. I was really hoping for an easy solution but Lisa puts into words, the basic facts that we know but don't always verbalize - friendship is hard! It has its ups and downs and they take work. Not all friendships work out, but those that do, are truly worth it. Her writing style is easy to follow and she is always relating to her personal experiences. I liked her honest approach to friendship and how she didn't sugar coat the concept of friendship. It was encouraging that even Christians struggle with trusting each other with their feelings. I always have this image that we are supposed to be open and honest with others in Christ, but that is not a natural thing to do. We all put up walls and it is finding someone who will go the journey with you that makes it worthwhile.
Date published: 2010-04-25