On Women…

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My friend, hustling creative, and Zondervan author, Sarah Cunningham recently interviewed me on…women.

I will let you in on a dirty little secret….

Same sex friendships can be a struggle. Same sex working relationships can be a struggle. Same sex familial relationships can be a struggle.

I don’t know what it is about other women, but with the same passion and energy that I can love them, they can drive me crazy.

But they are definitely worth the work.

The women in my life…they love me well. They hear me out. They feed me dinner. They wipe my tears. They sing my praise. They challenge suspect motives. They question bad decisions.

In short, they keep me sane.

Here is what I’ve learned in the last 34 years of cultivating these relationships. (Click here to read the interview.)

And be sure to check out Sarah’s interviews with some of my friends and favorite ladies –  Jenni Catron Ann VoskampJena Nardella , and Heather Whittaker.

Ladies, it’s your turn…Do you struggle with jealousy and competitiveness with other women?

Can you share a time another woman reached out to you that helped you believe in the good potential of women-to-women friendships?

Can you tell me about a time another woman reached out to you that helped you believe in the good potential of women-to-women friendships?

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dog Molly, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club. She spends her days (and some nights) laboring to end childhood hunger at Feed the Children and to gather, equip and unleash women at IF:Gathering.

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  • http://www.timthurmansblog.blogspot.com Tim Thurman

    I know you asked for women to comment, I hope you will forgive a comment from a red-blooded male.  Two things are interesting to me.  First, we men struggle with competitiveness and same sex friendships, but, after reading these posts, I wonder if it is to the same degree?  Is that a difference between men and women?  Second, same sex friendships can be hard, but opposite sex friendships can be…impossible?  At the very least, they are complicated.  I guess the moral of the story is that every type of friendship can be hard. It makes me appreciate the friendships where there are no agendas, and which are “easy.”

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      Tim, So glad you shared. I think while men struggle with competitiveness and relationships with other men…it looks different. And yes, opposite sex friendships can be difficult too. (We more than covered that a couple of weeks ago in this conversation. http://www.lindseynobles.com/2011/05/a-question-for-you/

      I think that sometimes the work is what makes them rich.

      • http://timthurmansblog.blogspot.com/ Tim Thurman

        Sorry, I am new to your blog.  I do think men and women can be friends…sort of.  There will always be an underlying tension, though.  At least that is my theory.

        • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

          Me too. Sort of. :) Have a good weekend.

          • http://timthurmansblog.blogspot.com/ Tim Thurman

            I would like to be your friend…sort of.  You too have a good weekend.  :)

  • http://blog.inthenameoflove.org Bianca

    Pot roast, pot roast, I demand a new blog post.