We Need Each Other {Guest Post at StrongChurch.org}


I am honored to have my post featured today at StrongChurch.org. I’d love for you to head over there and read it. Here’s a snippet:

… And by all means, we don’t want to embarrass ourselves by sharing what we are truly struggling with. That might get too personal. It might reveal something ugly. No, we’d best keep our issues to ourselves.

That’s why our conversations in the church foyer often sound like this, “How are you?” “Fine, how are you?” “Fine.”  We call it fellowship, even though I often have a more meaningful conversation with the bagger at the grocery store. (“Paper or plastic?”) ….

Read the entire post at StrongChurch.org



  1. Frieda says

    Your article is a great lesson for all of us. Why is it that we have such a hard time letting others help and support us? My family is surrounded by family, friends, and neighbors who are always willing and want to offer a helping hand. Life is so blessed and richer when we let others in.


  2. melissa says

    Oh My this is so true. I have a child with mental health issues(Bipolar) I have learned through the years that I had to be open and honest about our lives. First, I had to be honest to get the help we needed. Second, I know I am not the only one living in this situation and hearing of my circumstances could help someone else.


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