As a Family Christian blogger, I’ve been able to review and read lots of great books lately. One that particularly peaked my interested was one called Women Are Scary.
Many of us women are actually scared to talk to or get to know other women. Myself included. We put particular women in our circle on a pedestal and think that we will never be able to compare with them. We think that they must have it all together, meanwhile, I’m barely treading water. We are often scared to talk to each other out of fear of rejection or even fear of someone getting to know the real us.
I’ve actually had women tell me that they thought I had everything all together when they first met me. They think because I have a blog, 5 kids, homeschool, etc that I somehow have it all together. Once you peel back the layers and get to know me, you’ll realize that I’m just as broken as the next person. I know I do that with other women as well – think that because they always have makeup on and look put together that somehow they have figured out the secrets to life.
In Women Are Scary, Melanie Dale talks about friendships between women and how to make the best of them. I laughed out loud several times in the book as she discusses the “bases” to getting to know someone. A lot of time we are hesitant to let people in out of fear. The book lives up to the tag line – The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends.
If you are a struggling mom, I recommend you check out this book. I learned a lot about myself and how I relate to others through it and will definitely be re-reading again soon.
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