"I hate coming to women’s events because of women."
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that statement over the years… in fact, I’m ashamed to say I’ve actually said those exact words myself.
Mind you it was many years ago, before I was the leader of Girls Like Me, and before I understood just how important women would be in my Christian journey.
I don’t believe it’s because we don’t like each other. I mean there are women hanging out with one another all the time, right? I do think, however, there’s something about a big mass of Christian women working to look and act their best that intimidates the average woman to the core.
What do I mean by average? You know, dirty-dishes-in-the-sink average, I-just-yelled-at-my-kids, the double-booked-myself-again kind of average woman.
We are fooled into believing that everyone’s got it together but us. What a keen plan of the enemy to keep us separated from the very people who can help us grow by providing wisdom, compassion, prayer, help and most importantly friendship.
I want to share life with real women who don’t pretend to have it all together, but those willing to be vulnerable and talk about their mistakes. Not only their mistakes, but also the things they’ve gotten right. I want to glean wisdom from other girls who have learned the stuff I haven’t figured out yet.
That can only happen when I’m hanging out with them.
This September 11th we’ll be having our fall GLM event. I don’t know about you, but I love fall and the hope of new beginnings it brings with it. Plan to join us and make Girls Like Me a part of your new beginnings this season. You can register for free at the link above.
Whether you’ve never been with us or you’ve never missed an event, we’d love to see you there.
Oh.. and please bring the real you. No imposters allowed.
Girls Like Me - Real Girls, Real Life.