The numbers are in, and studies have shown that moms haven’t made a new friend in the last 5 years. How does the word “New-Mom-Friend” make you feel?! Did you just cringe a little?
Pandemic and stats aside, making a new friend and cultivating a meaningful relationship is hard. And yet we all know that real relationships are so important and needed.
So, how do you find a mom friend?! How do you take the first step in making a new friend? #awkward Where do you find time to put into a new friendship? When do you give up on a friendship going nowhere? When do you keep trying? Should you even try to get out there and find that real connection? Is it really worth it?
Real connections are not about putting your best face on social media. Real friendships are where you are intentionally investing in others and yourself. It’s where you have a tribe of people built in for when you need them the most.
These are the questions we are talking about in today’s episode with Kimberly Allston from Real Connections Ministries. Where she shares all about creating a meaningful relationship with friends, yourself, and Jesus.
Who do you want to get to know better?
3:25 Meet Kimberly
5:50 Why is it so hard to find and keep another mom friend
7:31 Making time for friends put into perspective
10:30 If you don’t have a deep connection with a friend … where do you start?!
18:27 When you are afraid of rejection
22:06 When you feel like you don’t have time to cultivate a relationship
Hi Friends, I’m Kimberly. Wife and Mother of 3. Speaker and Author. I’ve worked with women and women groups for over 20 years. I’ve had some different titles in my background including entrepreneur, women’s ministry coordinator, college staff member, and stay-at-home mom. As important as those titles were, they didn’t compare to other unique titles I had to overcome. I’m a former reigning queen of quit. I would start so many things then quit when it became too difficult. I was great with signing up to start something but not always crossing the finish line. Eventually, I learned how to put the right pieces together to become a finisher. To date, I have finished many 5K races, 10K races, 2 half marathons, obstacle courses, mud runs, and 5 sprint triathlons. After many years of trying, I’ve finally dethroned the queen of quit and went from the sidelines to the finish line!!!
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