Works For Me Wednesday- Girl Power

works-for-me-wednesday  Today I was reminded of the beauty of a good talk between girlfriends. When they use their powers for good and not evil that is. I recently started the new Beth Moore study, Esther, and one of the recurring themes is that it is tough being a woman. And one of the recurring reasons why? Other women. So good to know, I am not the only one.

I must confess, in my life, I have found this to be true and then some. And I don’t even want to pretend that at times I have not been part of the problem. Cause I can completely own that I have. Regardless, I typically avoid close relationships with females outside of a small handful, cause I have too often found myself burned. And so I fall into the same pattern most of us women fall into. Hanging out with groups of women, acting like I have my act 100% together so as not to have to show a shred of vulnerability. See how in admitting that I am being all vulnerable? Yeah, I really hate that.

But today, I was with a group of women at MOPS and suddenly we were talking about our struggles as moms. The real ones. The ones you hate to admit out loud. And it was safe, and there was no judgement, no attempts at making anyone feel inferior, no comments that have any hidden meanings. It was so refreshing and I was reminded that if as women we dropped all the crap and stayed real….oooh, what a wonderful world it would be. It starts with me.

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  1. So true! I only have a couple of close friends I can be that honest with face-to-face (though I end up being WAY too transparent on my blog sometimes) but when I can admit my challenges as a wife and mom to a real person it is SO refreshing.

    Thanks for reminding us all that we can all use a little more understanding and a lot less judgment.

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  2. I love how having/surviving kids is such a great equalizer among women! I became so much closer to my sister-in-law once she had a child and we could talk about things like picking our kids’ noses!

    It Feels Like Chaoss last blog post..Works For Me Wednesday – Music to Get Kids to Sleep

  3. Thanks for your encouragement! We do need each other!:)

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  4. Blue Castle says:

    It’s so lovely when you can really let your hair down with friends. Women can be so hard on each other, but there’s something beautiful in friendships that let each person be themselves. Encouraging each other is so much better than tearing each other down.

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  5. that kind of honesty and non judgement is great!!!

  6. I’m doing the Beth Moore study on Esther as well. It’s been wonderful so far don’t you think?

    I believe in being totally real with people…that’s part of why I blog. It encourages others when you show the real you- and they can see that the real you isn’t perfect!

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  7. i’m new to a MOPS programs, and i hope to find that same kind of intimacy, too. we all need that.

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  8. Amen,sister.

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  9. Kristi says:

    Good post, Jill. It is so true about the ways of women. As I have grown older and become a mother I realize how important it is to be honest about our struggles. I’ve had many as a stay at home mom. ;) I must plan a GNO with you…I’m happy to offer encouragement and share “mommy” struggles, especially over a glass of red with some dark chocolate in hand! Have a blessed day!

  10. I really do hate how women act towards each other. I am not sure what happened to true friendship. I have been thinking about joining MOPS… I might go ahead and do it after reading your post.

    Jennifers last blog post..Bad Mom Alert!

  11. I agree. A crapless life would be great.

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  12. I’m headed to a weekend away in a few days with just the girls. The kind of girls that you can be completely honest with and they’ll still love you back. Sometimes you just gotta feel like you can tell it like it is!

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  13. I am so jealous!!! I could totally use some female friends. I do not really have any real girl friends in my area.

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  14. I really needs to find one of those MOPS groups!!

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