Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. --Mark TwainOh, how I agree with this statement! Add a cup of coffee and your babies and you've got near-heaven! We all need a little bit of down-time and enjoyment from our busy everyday lives. That is one of the best things about having girlfriends!
Why spend time with (godly) girlfriends:
1) It takes your mind off of the stresses and burdens of your daily life
2) You can share your feelings with someone who is most likely going through the very same things
3) You can get an encouraging word or inspiration
4) Laughter is the best medicine!
5) We all need someone to lean on when times get tough
I believe that having godly friends and devoting time to them is a very important thing that women must do. It is one of the tools that God uses to Fill our Cup! Even King David had Jonathan as his best friend. We all need that person that is outside of the family circle. Please be very careful how you choose this person or persons.
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. --Proverbs 12:26
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is one who sticks closer than a brother. --Proverbs 18:24There are many other passages in the Bible about choosing good friends and "godly counsel." We need our sisters in Christ beside us. I know you are busy enough, dear sister, with the chores and things you must accomplish each day! But I encourage you to make time-outs a priority: time-outs for date night with hubby; time-outs for family night; and time-outs for some sisterhood.