Reaching out


Yesterdays blog post covered a really tough topic but one we need to keep talking about. If you know someone who is suffering in their marriage, please reach out, that hug or shoulder to cry on could make all the differences in their day.  Many women are struggling in their marriages but too embarrassed to share with others - it makes them look like a failure. They aren't failing, they are doing the very best they can and we as their Christians sisters need to give them all the support and encouragement we can. 

We need to be a true friend. 

Just taking your friend for a coffee and cake or a walk through the park really does lift the spirits, it might not sound like much but it is. 

xxx

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Comments

  1. Good Morning Jo!

    This is such a good reminder that we are to be the light in this dark world. We never really know what others are struggling with and for that we should always be willing to help where we can. Especially if the Lord speaks that into your heart. I am so blessed with many friends that are uplifting and encouraging. They always have wisdom and are a comfort to me when I need them.

    I wanted to tell you thank you for always leaving such nice comments on my blog. I really appreciate it more than you know. After all, isn't that why we like to blog?

    I hope you have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Amy

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    1. I have a wonderful bunch of friends that are so encouraging and we often support each other when things get tough. it is so important to have friends that do this, otherwise it can feel very isolating and lonely.

      Blessings :)

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  2. True friends are hard to find... But today is a strange world. Sometimes hurting people seem to want to hide their hurt and act like nothing is wrong rather than allowing you to share the burden, and that makes it hard to know how to help them.
    And because a lot of hurts are hidden away, it makes it hard to know how to help hurting people, too. :(
    But I do like to be there for people, help them through their difficulties, and I hope they know that/I hope I've showed that by my actions.

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    1. Clara, I agree. It is hard sometimes to know how to help people when they are hiding their hurts. It understand why they do that sometimes, but it makes it hard to get past that. I suppose it's important to just keep doing the little things that let them know we're there and care and maybe they will still be helped by that.

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    2. I think some women certainly keep their problems to themselves, but the ones I know are happy to discuss, partly because they are too exhausted to keep it hidden any more. They have also reached the point that they are desperate for help and moral support.

      As Mary says, just keep doing those little things and that in its self can start a conversation.

      Many women don't want to look like a failure when it comes to their marriage - and we as friends need to be non judgemental in our support. It is a really tough one.

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  3. It is a common failing among humans that we little realize the power we have to lift another's burden and help them make it a little farther with a little less hurt. Jesus Christ said, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord." Luke 4:18-19. We are told to follow his steps in 1 Peter 2:21. Thank you for the reminder to do this!

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