Girls' Club

Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Discover the gift of friendship!

In a time when many women feel lonely and isolated, Girls' Club calls us to embrace the delight and comfort that can be found in life-giving friendships with women - and to cultivate relationships that not only offer emotional affirmation and acceptance, but also inspire, educate, and stretch us to live out our God-given potential.

Told through stories and encouragement based on the authors' experiences - Sally, a seasoned mother and well-beloved author; her daughter Sarah, an Oxford scholar and new mother; and her youngest daughter, Joy, a professional young woman pursuing her doctorate - Girls' Club will speak to the importance of cultivating deep and lasting friendship at every stage in life.

Join Sally, Sarah, and Joy as they explore the power, difficulties, potential, beauty, and satisfaction of friendships that help us live purposeful, Godly lives and that satisfy our longing for meaningful and intimate companionship.

©2019 Sally Clarkson, Sarah Clarkson, and Joy Clarkson (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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mixed take

some good points on friendship and the importanceof building community. However, their examples are pretentious as they clearly do not live in the same world as most people. If you regularly traipse all over the world, have time each week for tea or breakfast at the French cafe and write for a living with an extremely flexible schedule, these are your ladies. If you actually work for a living and don't have mounds of money, their examples are hard to relate to.

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High hopes, sadly not met. Not recommended

If you'd like to hear about Ms. Clarkson's wonderful family and life, this is for you. Otherwise, not so much. Although there were some good points--how important it is having close friends, working hard to make them, family is valuable, etc., the rest is about her and her family. I was left wishing I had such amazing sisters/daughters as ready-made "girls club" members.The last few chapters were particularly pretentious. An editor should have done a better job. While trying to appear humble, Ms. Clarkson comes across as anything but that. There are better books out there for Christians on women and friendship.

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Always have hope and keep inviting!

Loved it! Using in my parenting as a blue print for raising my girl to be a friend and a queen! Our book club enjoying finding what is which of members provides to a community of women.

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Great stories & encouragement to value friendship!

Buck encouraged me to value friendships with women in an age of increasing isolation and loneliness. I reminded me that a few close friendships are better than a thousand shallow ones, and gave great stories and insight into cultivating and deepening lasting friendships.

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Refreshing

Both inspiring and challenging I really appreciate the transparency. It’s never too late to be a friend and extend the opportunity to others. Thank you Clarkson women.

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  • 07-06-19

Fantastic, engaging and inspiring!

This book was like liturgy to my arid soul!

It spoke to a deep need within my heart that I’d dared not mention for fear of appearing needy or overindulgent. It was such a relief to find that I’m not alone in my need is a community of deep, likeminded, adult female friendships. Drawing from their own experiences as women living abroad, the Clarkson girls whimsically but assuredly lured me into their confidence over tea, poetry and good literature to share in their pain and joys on journey to combating loneliness before gradually thrusting me back out with the same advice I’ve always known: to make new friends you have to be a friend.

Sometimes that takes immense courage. Sometimes it takes vulnerability. However, it almost always requires love, hospitality and some degree of royalty, a sporting a desire and to bless others from a spiritual position of abundance and grace.

Best bit: some friendships like surgery, wound in order to heal. Stay the course till the heart comes. Ouch, but so true.

I highly recommend this book to women of all ages, especially those who seek to bring transformation and light in their corner of the world.