- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: David C. Cook (June 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1434708640
- ISBN-13: 978-1434708649
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 82 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #221,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you have ever wanted to mentor younger women, or struggle in doing so, this book will help you get on the right track.
I have worked at a university for 19 years. Over the course of that time I have had many relationships with women much younger than myself. Thankfully, I have been able to develop a strategy for myself so that I remain open and vulnerable to the women that I encounter as they come to me for advise. Pam's book, based on research, gives the reader a keen insight into what women of all ages are really looking for: Authentic, honest, open, nonjudgmental relationships with other women.
I especially appreciated Pam's open and honest conversation regarding conversations about sex. This is perhaps one of the most important chapters in this book. Personally, I appreciated her perspective. Sex is a topic that needs to be dropped from the list of "taboo subjects." We are sexual beings. Now more than ever, in the age of instant access to pornography, we need to have balanced conversations about our sexuality. Pam addresses this issue with boldness and balance.
This is one book that I will be sharing with my own daughters and other women I know who are looking for more depth and meaning in their relationships. Thank you, Pam, for writing this book. It is certainly an encouragement to me but has also given me ideas for developing healthy relationships with women.
In her last chapter, chapter 10, Pamela challenges women to love with the same unfailing and loyal love (“hesed” love) that God showed his people in the Old Testament. This challenge is made possible in chapters 1-9 as Pamela shows women how to become safe havens so that those women we walk with in life will feel safe. It is in the context of feeling safe that a woman who is struggling, confused, hurt, shamed or just wanting to dive deeper spiritually can honestly share and not feel judged, but instead feel embraced and loved. In this context, true spiritual depth can take place.
I have been in ministry as a bible teacher for many years and often find myself walking with hurting and struggling women. As a mentor, I often feel inadequate, not knowing how to make a real difference. Pamela’s book gives five life-giving patterns from Psalm 119 that challenged me to examine myself and ask, “Am I truly a safe haven for these women?” In each case, I realized I can become a safer person. As I become a safer haven, the Holy Spirit uses me to give His life to the beautiful women he brings into my life.
Thank you, Pamela, for your incredible and practical insights. I want to be part of this movement that gives life to other women.
Referring to Scripture, interviews, and her own personal life, Lau gracefully paints a picture of what it looks, feels, and sounds like to be a safe haven for other women. Each chapter provides insight on a different concept, that when applied in our relationships I ultimately believe can melt away the isolation many women are experiencing.
Today’s society is constantly portraying the importance of strong independent women, but this book made me pause and reflect on the value of vulnerability, a concept this generation tends to avoid. Instead of covering up the blemishes that plague our reputation, share them. I never fully understood the power of my story – the messy, the awkward, the devastating, and the encouraging until I read the sweet words of A Friend in Me.
This is a good-hearted, thought provoking book that I truly believe is a stepping stone to bridging the gap between women across generations.