On my way today to speak to a Mother's of Preschoolers group. We will be discussing the Friendships of Women and how we shouldn't expect our spouse to fulfill all of the needs we have as women. I certainly can relate since my wonderful husband told me shortly after we were married, in a loving, tactful way of course, and I quote "I'm not your girlfriend"! I was a little surprised when he said that to me, but knew what he meant.
Over the years we have both learned to like what each of us enjoys, but there are just some things better done and enjoyed with girlfriends.
I wanted to go see Julie and Julia, the movie about Julia Childs. He was a happy camper when I found a girlfriend to go with. And he really doesn't want to know how I cure diaper rash or how I can cook a roast in half the time, etc. We all need at least one female friend that we can be an open book with, a confidante, who will encourage us to love God with all our heart, mind, and soul, a friend who will hold us accountable while at the same time giving us their favorite recipe while we take a hike together.
Titus 2:3-5 tells us what kind of friend to look for and what kind of friend we can be to other women.
More on that tomorrow.