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Ill Be There And Lets Make Friendship Bracelets$14.99Add to cart
In a challenging world, making friends as a kid is tough. Luckily, authors Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston are back with a new spin on their successful friendship book for women–this time to help tween and teen girls struggling with those awkward adolescent years gain their courage and confidence by learning to make real and lasting connections with friends.
An honest and humorous take on the connection between self-acceptance and community, I’ll Be There (And Let’s Make Friendship Bracelets) is a how-to for practicing time-tested skills to establish quality friendships and navigate their ups and downs. For any girl who’s ever felt uncomfortable in their own skin or is still healing from friendship hurt, this book will teach them:
*how to find and keep friends who accept and love them for who they are
*the importance of making friends off screen
*to stay confident and kind in the thick of mean-girl culture
*how to break up with comparison and become a cheerleader for their friends
I’ll Be There (And Let’s Make Friendship Bracelets) will encourage and reassure girls by showing them the value and importance of healthy friendships. Whether breaking it down page by page independently or in a friend group, they’re guaranteed to connect with the book’s insightful activities and candid content, including:
*thoughtful journal prompts
*diagrams, infographics, and coloring pages
*fun quizzes, word searches, real-life challenges, and hidden messages
*true stories from Amy’s and Jess’s own childhood experiences
*a how-to guide for creating DIY friendship bracelets
From the supermom team that brought you I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants) comes a compulsively readable and highly interactive map for girlhood and friendship with a clear message: life in our crazy and chaotic plugged-in world is more fulfilling surrounded by real-life friends.
365 Days Of Friendship$17.99Add to cart
One of the most precious things about life is the gift of friendship. Receiving a kind word from a friend can make all the difference in your day. Good friends believe the best about you and often have an inspired, beautifully timed way of expressing it. The sincere words of an encouraging friend bring life.
As you read these devotions and Scriptures, be inspired to live with gratitude in your heart and praise on your lips. Meditate on friendships that produce life and peace. Evaluate each day in the light of God’s truth and thank him for your good friends. As you quiet yourself before him, be filled with his life-giving joy so you can pour it out on others.
Speak life into a friend each day of the year and brighten the world with love.
Life Changing Cross Cultural Friendships$18.99Add to cart
We can heal our communities–one friendship at a time.
Many of us want to do something to improve race relations, but we don’t know where to start or even if we can make a difference. In Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships, beloved authors and good friends Gary Chapman and Clarence Shuler answer those questions and more by recounting their own story together.
Long before Gary was the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages and Clarence was the president and CEO of Building Lasting Relationships, they were just an associate pastor and a young high school student, bonded by a love of Christ and learning how to navigate their newly desegregated community. Decades of friendship later, they are sharing the important lessons they learned that will enable you to experience enriching friendships across racial and ethnic barriers.
Each chapter of this inspiring and practical book will guide you into a deeper level of understanding about what friendship is and about the benefits of cross-cultural friendships on an individual and national level. These powerful lessons will include:
*The importance of choosing the right words
*How to differentiate true friends from mere acquaintances
*How Jesus initiated a cross-cultural relationship
*The first two steps to your own cross-cultural friendship
*Three ways to resolve conflict in a cross-cultural friendship
*How to make friendships last through life’s many seasons
Breaking down the walls of division might not be easy, but the simple act of building friendships tears down walls of racism and fear. Will you accept the cross-cultural friendship challenge?
Together Is A Beautiful Place$15.99Add to cart
Are you lonely? Do you struggle to find the real friends you long for? Here is your invitation to build lasting friendship through meaningful and intentional practices that anyone can do.
The older we get, the less we find ourselves spending time in the company of good friends. Organic friendship becomes nearly impossible–after all, there are all sorts of obligations tugging at our attention. Or we find ourselves getting frustrated with shallow, draining conversations. Or, most painful of all, we feel like no one wants us–and who wants to be rejected?
If you have found yourself desperately wanting connection but confused about why you are not experiencing it, you are not alone. And you don’t have to stay there.
As Christian women, our faith calls us to support one another on the path of growing as a follower of Jesus–a call that will connect us, create a solid foundation for trust, and bind us together in Jesus’ love, no matter what struggles we face on the road of friendship. Together Is a Beautiful Place offers practical habits that are sustainable, deep, and valuable.
*identify what makes a godly, lasting friendship;
*tackle lies and false expectations about what it takes to build lasting friendship; and
*learn to tackle the barriers to friendship and invite healthy friendship rhythms.
You will find that it is possible to grow healthy friendships, starting now.
Ill Be There But Ill Be Wearing Sweatpants Workbook$18.99Add to cart
The perfect sister to the long-awaited book, I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants) from Sister, I Am With You founders, Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston, this workbook is your personal account of getting to the place you most want to be–standing beside women who encourage you, lift you, see you, and remind you that you aren’t alone in this crazy, messy, rollercoaster life. Addressing the incredible value of friendship, this workbook provides space and structure and focus for the practical steps on how to get there. Inside these pages, you will apply the thirteen most common obstacles to connection as well as actionable steps to solve each one.
Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston offer an-easy-to-follow road map to the place of relationship we all desperately want to be. With hilariously relatable vulnerability we can all take today to build deep and satisfying friendships, Amy and Jess show us how to:
*break free from unhealthy habits that block us from connection
*find the confidence to live freely and without fear of rejection
*intentionally pursue friends in everyday life
Designed specifically to be used while reading the book.
Ill Be There But Ill Be Wearing Sweatpants$18.99Add to cart
Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston, founders of the wildly popular “Sister, I Am with You” online community, address common obstacles to true connection and offer a confessional, hilarious, and practical guide for building deep friendships in the middle of this crazy, rollercoaster life.
If you’ve ever wondered why it seems like such a struggle to make and maintain friendships as an adult–it’s not just you. The number of Americans who claim to have no close friends has drastically increased over the last few decades. Loneliness doesn’t care what age you are, how many Instagram followers you have, or where you call home. It doesn’t care how “put together” you appear to the outside world. Women have a collective wound that only authentic sisterhood can heal.
In I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants), Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston, creators of the popular online community “Sister, I Am With You,” offer an-easy-to-follow road map to the place we all desperately want to be–standing beside other women who see us, know us, and love us for who we truly are. With hilariously relatable vulnerability and actionable steps we can all take today to build deep and satisfying friendships, Amy and Jess show us how to:
*break free from unhealthy habits that block us from connection;
*find the confidence to live freely and without fear of rejection; and
*intentionally pursue friends in everyday life.
I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants) won’t talk down to us, or boss us around. It won’t tell us to simply “find your people” and then leave us feeling even more discouraged than before. This book will snuggle up beside us, grab a fuzzy blanket, and say “Let me show you how to do it. I’ve been there too. It’s hard, but it’s not impossible, and it’s so much better together.”
Smells Like Bacon$25.95Add to cart
The guys who together form the popular comedy duo The Skit Guys, take their distinct brand of humor and apply it to a guide on how to make and keep friends and why it matters for a life of faith and laughs.
Tommy Woodard and Eddie James, the men who form the widely popular comedy duo The Skit Guys, have been best friends since high school. With encouragement and guidance from their youth pastor, the guys started to write and perform skits for their youth group. Since their high-school days, they’ve been writing and performing hilarious and poignant skits live around the world and on camera, as well as on their site, SkitGuys.com. Everywhere they go, the question people always ask them is, “How did you guys get to be and figure out how to stay friends?”
Now, this offbeat duo is coming together to present Smells Like Bacon: The Skit Guys Guide to Lifelong Friendships, a book about the power of friendships and how to build the kind of friendships that last. Written in the signature hilarity of a Skit Guys dialogue–with well-placed banter or two sprinkled in for good measure–Smells Like Bacon explores:
*Who needs friends?
*Awkward things not to say to potential friends
*Crying at the movie Beaches
*How to be a good friend;
*What to look for in friends–and what to avoid;
*How to handle difficult situations in friendship; and
*Why God makes a great friend
*And fun and random stories, and of course, bacon references
Tommy and Eddie have traveled the world performing for families at events, churches, and conferences. Their SkitGuys.com website has grown into a treasured media resource for families, pastors and churches. Their numerous short films, skits, and scripts are used to reach families all over the world. When The Skit Guys aren’t performing or shooting new short films, both Tommy and Eddie serve in their local churches, enjoy good food (especially pizza and fries!), and love life with their families.
Share Your Stuff Ill Go First$25.99Add to cart
Part memoir and part guidebook, Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First. is the invitation you’ve been waiting for to show up with your whole self and discover the intimate, meaningful relationships you long for. In spite of the hyper-connected culture we live in today, women still feel shamed for oversharing and being publicly vulnerable. And no matter how many friends we seem to have, many of us are still desperately lonely.Laura Tremaine says it’s time for something better. Openness and vulnerability are the foundation for human growth and healthy relationships, and it all starts when we share our stuff, the nitty-gritty daily details about ourselves with others. Laura has led the way in her personal life with her popular blog and podcast, and now with lighthearted self-awareness, a sensitivity to the important things in life, and compelling storytelling, Laura gives you the tools to build and deepen the conversations happening in your life.Laura’s stories about her childhood in Oklahoma, her complicated shifts in faith and friendships, and her marriage to a Hollywood movie director will prompt you to identify the beautiful narrative and pivotal milestones of your own life. Each chapter offers intriguing and reflective questions that will reveal unique details and stories you’ve never thought to tell and will guide you into cultivating the authentic connection with others that only comes from sharing yourself.
Art Of Friendship$14.99Add to cart
In this age of limitless digital connections, we are somehow lonelier than ever. This isn’t just bad news–it’s dangerous news. Loneliness puts us at greater health risk than smoking or obesity, but we would sooner label ourselves overweight than admit we are lonely. It is a secret that is killing us.
Contrary to all our efforts, the answer is not found in more connections, but deeper ones that mirror God himself as the originator of friendship and the original Friend. The Art of Friendship walks with you into a greater understanding of how God has equipped you to be a friend and to have meaningful friendships. With step-by-step guidance, you will begin to strategize how to fulfill your divine calling as a friend. And through God’s Word, as you come to understand the depth and width and breadth of God as Friend, you will discover that the spiritual discipline of friendship is both life-changing and life-giving.
Girls Club Experience$9.99Add to cart
The Girls’ Club Experience, a companion to Girls’ Club by Sally, Sarah, and Joy Clarkson, is a guidebook for women of all ages who want to cultivate deeper, more satisfying friendships with other women. Believing that friendship must be cultivated like a garden, the authors have compiled tools and seeds-discussion questions and fun, practical exercises-to help readers start planting.
Whether you work through the book with a current friend, a new friend, or a group of friends, the chapters, discussion questions, and exercises are intended to draw you into deeper knowledge and trust of one another.
Friendship Promises$19.99Add to cart
Friendship Promises is a meaningful gift book, for both the giver and the recipient. Sharing these encouraging words will help friends walk confidently toward a sweet, strong relationship grounded in honesty, kindness, and a devotion to God and one another. Featuring reflections about friendship from Never Unfriended by Lisa-Jo Baker, and Craving Connection from the (in)courage community, Friendship Promises combines beautiful graphics with devotional reflections, prayers, Scripture, and journaling prompts. By giving this lovely book, you are sharing your heart to be a friend that is authentic, present, encouraging, and rooted in Christ.
Girls Club : Cultivating Lasting Friendship In A Lonely World$16.99Add to cart
In an era when many women struggle with feelings of isolation and deep loneliness, Girls’ Club calls us to embrace the delight and joy that can be found in life-giving female friendships-relationships that not only offer emotional affirmation and acceptance, but also inspire, educate, and stretch us to live out our God-given potential.
Girls’ Club is a book of stories and encouragement based on the experiences of the authors: a middle-aged mom, her newly married oldest daughter, and her youngest daughter, a single woman in graduate school.
While there are many books on women’s friendships that tout the message of “meeting each other in the mess,” Girls’ Club will speak to the value and satisfaction found through friendships in which women not only support each other emotionally but also encourage each other to become more excellent women.
Girls’ Club will encourage women to take the initiative to seek out other women with whom to share life and to be blessed with the gift of deep friendship.
Becoming Gertrude : How Our Friendships Shape Our Faith$14.99Add to cart
Becoming Gertrude is one woman’s wisdom on the beauty of spiritual friendship and God’s unfolding grace over the course of a life lived for Him. Jan uses the term spiritual friendship to capture this idea of journeying with others through life, sharing experiences and wisdom and seeking God together. In Becoming Gertrude, Jan wants to be your spiritual friend, sharing what she’s learned and painting a picture of what you might uncover as you seek to develop these kinds of relationships in your own life.
Join Jan in exploring the critical pieces of spiritual friendship: hospitality, encouragement, acceptance, serving, and caring. With seasoned wisdom and winsome stories, Jan uses personal experiences to walk you through what each of these things can mean in your life. You can have rich, rewarding, faith-filled friendships that emerge from the everyday rhythms of your days-and Becoming Gertrude will lead you on that journey.
Friendship$9.99Add to cart
When Only the Truth Will Do
Faced with real-life tests–whether to our reason or our reserves–we more easily doubt than believe, more quickly despair than trust.
But often our tentativeness to stand on the Word of God is less a lack of courage and more a lack of knowledge. We know what we’ve heard; we know what we’ve been told. But what’s the truth? What does the Bible really say? What can we grab onto by faith and never let go?
This book is an entire collection of biblical truth that deals with a specific area of life–a specific need, a specific topic, a specific place where questions have always seemed more prevalent than answers. But as each page attests, the Scripture will always provide a firm place to dig in and defend. Be sure of what’s true, and you’ll feel a lot more sure of the next step.
Made For Friendship$19.99Add to cart
While most people have companions, acquaintances, or spouses, do they know what it means to have true friends? With studies showing increasing rates of loneliness and isolation in our society, it is clear there is a need for many to rediscover the true meaning and value of friendship. Filled with biblical insights and real-world examples, this book explores the universal need for friendship, what true friendship really looks like, and how to cultivate relationships that go deeper than enjoying similar tastes or shared interests. As readers discover the biblical vision of true friendship, they will be encouraged to pursue it with enthusiasm and joy.
I Can Do Anything$12.99Add to cart
Tina is tiny. She’s downright itsy-bitsy. If you blink you might miss her! But that won’t stop Tina from doing big things! She knows God is for her, and God is bigger than any challenge she’ll ever face – including learning what being a friend truly means. I Can Do Anything! lets kids know they can do anything with God.
Check out the entire Best of Buddies series, including:- I’ve Got This! – Is Anyone Out There? – I Was Born for This! – Uh-Oh! I Did It Again!
(The Buddies featured in the Best of Buddies series are from Group’s Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School)
Thank You For Being A Friend Perpetual Calendar$10.99Add to cart
Our ‘Thank You for Being a Friend’ 365 day perpetual calendar is a perfect gift for a friend-no special occasion necessary-thanks to its heartwarming words, insights, and beautiful verses.
Thank You For Being A Friend
Nothing enters your life accidentally-remember that. Behind our
every experience is our loving, sovereign God. -Charles Swindoll
You both precede and follow me and place Your hand of blessing on my head. Psalm 139:5 TLB
See to it that you really do love each other warmly, with all your hearts. I Peter 1:22 TLB
Size: 5 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ x 1 1/4″
366 inspirational messages
Assorted Scripture text
Nobodys Cuter Than You$15.99Add to cart
There is nothing as precious in life as a friend who knows you and loves you in spite of yourself. Yet over the last couple of decades, we’ve substituted the joy of real friendship with cheap imitations. We settle for “community” on Facebook and Twitter and a series of text messages that allow us to communicate with someone without the commitment. We like each other’s beautifully filtered photos on Instagram and delude ourselves into believing we have a community. But real friendship requires effort. It’s showing up, laughing loud, and crying hard. It’s forgiving and loving and giving the benefit of the doubt. It’s making a casserole, doing a carpool pickup, and making sure she knows those cute shoes are 50 percent off. Written in the same comedic style as the New York Times bestsellers Sparkly Green Earrings and The Antelope in the Living Room, Nobody’s Cuter than You is a laugh-out-loud look at the special bond that exists between friends and a poignant celebration of all the extraordinary people God had the good sense to bring into our lives at exactly the right moments. From the friendships we develop over a lifetime to the ones that wounded us and the ones that taught us to love better, Melanie Shankle reveals the influence our friends have on who we were, who we are, and who we will become. And on a day when our jeans feel too tight, our chins have decided to embrace hormone-related acne reminiscent of our teen years, and our kids have tested the limits of our sanity, they are the ones who will look at us and say, “Nobody’s cuter than you!”
Company We Keep$9.99Add to cart
Friendship: it’s one of the simplest of human relationships in comparison to marriage or family relationships, yet it’s one of the least understood and practiced. For all of our progress in making connections through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, people are consistently experiencing loneliness and growing disenchanted with the whole notion of friendship.
Could it be that our understanding of friendship has been more informed by pop culture and social media, and less informed by the vision of friendship offered in Scripture? Is it possible that friendship exists for a greater purpose than merely our enjoyment and comfort? Does real friendship involve more than just hanging out on a weekend, participating in a book club, or hitting the golf course together? These questions and more are answered in this book.
Broader and deeper than simple fellowship, biblical friendship is first and foremost about a relationship with Jesus Christ. As you are brought into friendship and relationship with the Father, Jesus Christ calls you a friend! It is out of this friendship that our human friendships find their beginning and their purpose.
Aelred, a Cistercian monk who wrote a profound treatise on friendship, said, “And so in friendship are joined honor and charm, truth and joy, sweetness and good-will, affection and action. And all these take their beginning from Christ, advance through Christ, and are perfected in Christ.” This is the core of biblical friendship, and what sets it apart from what the world is offering: it all flows from Jesus Christ. Friendship finds its origin, purpose, and power in Jesus. Our human friendships then must be shaped by this life-changing truth.
Biblical friendship is deep, honest, pure, transparent, and liberating. It is also attainable. Dig into this book, and learn how your friendships can embody this amazing and wonderful reality.
Friend Me : Turning Faces Into Lasting Relationships$14.99Add to cart
From Virtual Friends to Authentic Relationships
With the rise of social media, more of us are managing our relationships online instead of in person. Technology that was meant to make communication easier and faster for busy people may have met its goal, but often at the expense of intimacy and meaningful conversation. In many cases, friendship has become a status decided by the click of a mouse. Kindling a relationship-or cutting one off-is as simple as “friending” someone or removing that person from your list. And someone with a thousand-plus online pals may be the loneliest person on the planet.
If you can identify, you’re not alone. That’s because each of us is wired to thrive in the context of real relationships-live interaction with real individuals, such as is shared by Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It’s how we give and receive emotional sustenance and support. Yet this type of intimacy can’t be achieved online.
Join Donna Carter on a journey to stronger, more satisfying relationships as you explore:
*The risks of being vulnerable and why they’re worth it
*Qualities to seek out in a friend, as well as to cultivate in your own life
*Toxic relationships and how to avoid them
*Steps toward reconciliation, including forgiveness
*The purpose of solitude in refreshing the soul
Experience a richness in your human relationships that you’ve never experienced before. And, as you do, draw closer to the One who designed you to love and be loved, by other people and by Him.
Celebrating The Blessing Of Friendship Laughter And Special Times$7.99Add to cart
You know who she is… that special woman with whom you’ve shared so many good times. She has a talent for making everything more fun. When you think of her, and the memories you’ve made together, you find yourself smiling. This book is for her, a small token of your appreciation for the bond of laughter you share.