Ugh. This is tough. In this week’s episode, of Girlfriends, I talk about ways to overcome jealousy and competition among women. This is something we are all vulnerable to, and yet we don’t talk about it often enough. We all do this. We all compare ourselves to others in ways that hurt our friendships and destroy our self esteem. We all compete with other women and mistakenly attempt to discern our self-worth in comparison games with other people.
Why do we do this? How can we stop? What are some ways we can combat these destructive forces in our hearts, minds, and relationships and instead nurture healthy, affirming, encouraging relationships with other women? We talk about all of this and more in this episode of Girlfriends.
This week, we are also honored to have author and CatholicMom.com founder Lisa Hendey joining us for an interview about her successes and challenges, as well as a fun “lightning round” in which we get to know our friend Lisa a little better.
Our weekly “Girlfriends Shout Out” goes Anna Kasic who shared one of her recent personal successes with me via email. Way to go, Girlfriend!
And, finally, our weekly challenge is:
1) Spend some time thinking about a person in our lives who might tempt us toward jealousy or competition.
2) Pray for that person, giving thanks for their gifts, praying to be truly grateful for the gifts God gives others, but also praying to know the kinds of relationships God wants us to be cultivating in our lives right now.
We got this!
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